noun \ˈda-fə-ˌdil\

: a yellow flower that blooms in the spring and that has a center that is shaped like a long tube

Full Definition of DAFFODIL

:  any of various perennial bulbous herbs (genus Narcissus) of the amaryllis family; especially :  one whose flowers have a large corona elongated into a trumpet — compare jonquil, narcissus

Origin of DAFFODIL

perhaps from Dutch de affodil the asphodel
First Known Use: 1548


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Bulb-forming flowering plant (Narcissus pseudonarcissus), also called common daffodil or trumpet narcissus, native to northern Europe and widely cultivated there and in North America. It grows to about 16 in. (41 cm) and has five or six leaves about 12 in. (30 cm) long that grow from the bulb. The stem bears one large yellow trumpet-shaped blossom. The daffodil's popularity has resulted in the production of many varieties differing from the yellow parent form mainly in colour.


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