noun \ˈdā-zē\

: a type of white flower that has a yellow center

plural daisies

Full Definition of DAISY

:  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
:  the flower head of a daisy
:  a first-rate person or thing
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


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of several species of garden plants in the aster family, especially the oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare) and the English, or true, daisy (Bellis perennis). Both are native to Europe but have become naturalized in the U.S. These and other plants called daisies are distinguished by a flower composed of 15–30 white ray flowers surrounding a bright yellow disk flower. The cultivated Shasta daisy (C. maximum) resembles the oxeye daisy but has larger flower heads. The English daisy is often used as a bedding plant.


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