noun dai·sy \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

DAISY Defined for Kids


noun dai·sy \ˈdā-zē\
plural daisies

Definition of DAISY for Kids

:  a plant with flower heads consisting of one or more rows of white or colored flowers like petals around a central disk of tiny often yellow flowers closely packed together

Word History of DAISY

The modern English word daisy descends from an Old English word dægesēage that means literally day's eye. The yellow center of a daisy looks a bit like the sun, and the sun may be thought of as the bright eye of the day.
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