daffodil

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noun daf·fo·dil \ˈda-fə-ˌdil\

Definition of daffodil

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of daffodil

perhaps from Dutch de affodil the asphodel


First Known Use: 1548


DAFFODIL Defined for English Language Learners

daffodil

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noun daf·fo·dil \ˈda-fə-ˌdil\

Definition of daffodil for English Language Learners

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


DAFFODIL Defined for Kids

daffodil

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noun daf·fo·dil \ˈda-fə-ˌdil\

Definition of daffodil for Students

  1. :  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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