daf·​fo·​dil | \ ˈda-fə-ˌdil How to pronounce daffodil (audio) \

Definition of daffodil

: any of various perennial bulbous herbs (genus Narcissus) of the amaryllis family especially : one whose flowers have a large corona elongated into a trumpet — compare jonquil, narcissus

Examples of daffodil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Sometimes the best cure is to laugh or see a huge daffodil the size of a house and simply smile. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 June 2022 Simple accessories, like Marion Parke's daffodil yellow heels or Manu Atelier's supple leather bag, are a thoughtful finishing touch that can live in your wardrobe for seasons to come. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 7 June 2022 To attend the ceremony itself, Queen Bey chose a daffodil-yellow gown with a sweetheart neckline, which included a sweeping off-the-shoulder taffeta cape and matching gloves. Quinci Legardye, Harper's BAZAAR, 5 June 2022 Specifically, notes of smoke, tomato and burger should remind people of the ShackBurger while scents of daffodil, oakwood and moss are reminiscent of spring at Madison Square Park. Sabrina Weiss, PEOPLE.com, 12 May 2022 Rosabel swimsuit — in a summery daffodil plaid seersucker fabric — looks at home on the beach and poolside picnics. Danielle Directo-meston, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Apr. 2022 Stepping on daffodil foliage will not cause any lasting damage, but avoid early spring bulbs that are flowering or in bud. Tim Johnson, chicagotribune.com, 9 Apr. 2022 Michelle Zauner of Japanese Breakfast, looking like a fabulous daffodil in short ruffled yellow Valentino. New York Times, 4 Apr. 2022 Beyoncé opted for a floor-length gown with a sweetheart neckline in a daffodil shade of yellow. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 28 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of daffodil

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for daffodil

perhaps from Dutch de affodil the asphodel

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“Daffodil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daffodil. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for daffodil


daf·​fo·​dil | \ ˈda-fə-ˌdil How to pronounce daffodil (audio) \

Kids Definition of daffodil

: a plant that grows from a bulb and has long slender leaves and usually yellow or white flowers with petals whose inner parts are arranged to form a trumpet-shaped tube

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