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daphne

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noun daph·ne \ˈdaf-nē\

Definition of daphne

  1. :  any of a genus (Daphne) of Eurasian shrubs of the mezereon family with apetalous flowers whose colored calyx resembles a corolla



Origin of daphne

New Latin, genus name, from Latin, laurel, from Greek daphnē


First Known Use: circa 1841


Daphne

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noun Daph·ne \ˈdaf-nē\

Definition of Daphne

  1. :  a nymph in Greek mythology who is transformed into a laurel tree to escape the pursuing Apollo



Origin of daphne

Latin, from Greek Daphnē


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

daphne

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noun daph·ne \ˈdaf-(ˌ)nē\

Medical Definition of daphne

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of Eurasian shrubs (family Thymelaeaceae) that have often fragrant flowers without petals and that include the mezereon

  2. 2:  a plant of the genus Daphne




Learn More about daphne

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "daphne" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "daphne"


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