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narcissus

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noun nar·cis·sus \när-ˈsi-səs\

Definition of narcissus

  1. 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. 2 plural narcissi play \-ˈsi-ˌsī, -(ˌ)sē\ or narcissuses 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

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NARCISSUS Defined for Kids

narcissus

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noun nar·cis·sus \när-ˈsi-səs\

Definition of narcissus for Students

plural narcissus or narcissuses or narcissi \-ˈsi-ˌsī, -sē\

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





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