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narcissus

noun nar·cis·sus \när-ˈsi-səs\

Definition of NARCISSUS

1
capitalized :  a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who pines away for love of his own reflection and is then turned into the narcissus flower
2
plural nar·cis·si \-ˈsi-ˌsī, -(ˌ)sē\ or nar·cis·sus·es or narcissus [New Latin, genus name, from Latin, narcissus, from Greek narkissos] :  daffodil; especially :  one whose flowers have a short corona and are usually borne separately

Origin of NARCISSUS

Latin, from Greek Narkissos
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Seed Plant Terms

aubergine, box, bramble, briar, composite, perpetual, pulse, trefoil
NARCISSI Defined for Kids

narcissus

noun nar·cis·sus \när-ˈsi-səs\
plural narcissus or nar·cis·sus·es or nar·cis·si \-ˈsi-ˌsī, -sē\

Definition of NARCISSUS for Kids

:  a daffodil with flowers that have short trumpet-shaped tubes

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