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daisy

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noun dai·sy \ˈdā-zē\

Simple Definition of daisy

  • : a type of white flower that has a yellow center

Full Definition of daisy

plural daisies

  1. 1 :  a composite plant (as of the genera Bellis or Chrysanthemum) having a flower head with well-developed ray flowers usually arranged in one or a few whorls: as a :  a low European herb (Bellis perennis) with white or pink ray flowers —called also English daisy b :  a leafy-stemmed perennial herb (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) with long white ray flowers and a yellow disk that was introduced into the United States from Europe —called also oxeye daisy

  2. 2 :  the flower head of a daisy

  3. 3 :  a first-rate person or thing

  4. 4 capitalized :  a member of a program of the Girl Scouts for girls in kindergarten and first grade

Examples of daisy

  1. <while the old crooner is now well past his prime, Grandma still harkens back to the daisy of a performance he could give in his heyday>



Origin of daisy

Middle English dayeseye, from Old English dægesēage, from dæg day + ēage eye


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with daisy




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