daffodil

noun
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

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Blooms from the ranunculus, some from daffodils, an anemone dyed salmon and a broken stem of a blue delphinium pick up the colors and bigger shapes. Lindsey Taylor, WSJ, "A Slightly Surreal Floral Arrangement Inspired by Joan Miró," 22 Feb. 2019 Easter plants range in price from $4 to $15 and include lilies, daffodils, hyacinths, hydrangeas, shamrocks, geraniums, tulips, primroses and pansies. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Lakewood Historical Society to get a new home: A Place in the Sun," 20 Mar. 2018 Every morning, the Journal’s great baseball correspondent, Jared Diamond, goes to the window and looks for signs of a Harper or Machado signing, like a farmer trying to locate the first daffodils of spring. Jason Gay, WSJ, "Bryce Harper Is Playing Hardball. He Should Play Softball.," 10 Feb. 2019 Cardiff’s players, who sported daffodils embroidered on their shirts in Sala’s honor, celebrated a goal by racing to the home dugout and holding up a blue shirt bearing Sala’s photograph. Rob Harris, The Seattle Times, "Man leading search for Sala’s plane says wreckage found," 4 Feb. 2019 Plant lilies underneath less tasty bulbs such as daffodils and hyacinths. Arricca Sansone, Country Living, "How to Grow Lily Flowers," 1 Aug. 2018 Inspired by his favorite spring flowers, creator Christopher Brosius designed this fragrance with the essences of hyacinth, daffodil, crocus, and tulip, and the absolutes of narcissus and jonquil. Evelyn Crowley, Vogue, "Why Fragrance Water Is the Perfume World’s New Obsession," 11 Aug. 2018 Snowdrops, miniature daffodils, and winter aconites (Eranthis) are good bulb companions. Kris Wetherbee, Good Housekeeping, "How to Grow the Most Stunning Hostas," 7 Aug. 2018 Happiness smells like: Happiness smells like open fields, spring flowers like daffodils, and freshly cut grass. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "To Poppy Delevingne, Happiness Smells Like Skipping Class," 11 June 2018

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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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of daffodil

: a yellow flower that blooms in the spring and that has a center that is shaped like a long tube

daffodil

noun
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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