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jonquil

noun jon·quil \ˈjän-kwəl, ˈjäŋ-\

Definition of JONQUIL

:  a Mediterranean perennial bulbous herb (Narcissus jonquilla) of the amaryllis family with long linear leaves that is widely cultivated for its yellow or white fragrant short-tubed clustered flowers — compare daffodil
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Origin of JONQUIL

French jonquille, from Spanish junquillo, diminutive of junco reed, from Latin juncus
First Known Use: 1664
JONQUIL Defined for Kids

jonquil

noun jon·quil \ˈjän-kwəl, ˈjäŋ-\

Definition of JONQUIL for Kids

:  a plant related to the daffodil but with fragrant yellow or white flowers with a short central tube

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