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

Examples of daffodil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Newington Parks and Recreation Department is working in cooperation with the 150th Anniversary Committee and has ordered over 2,500 daffodil bulbs to celebrate this momentous occasion. courant.com, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 28 Aug. 2020 The Newington Parks and Recreation Department is working in cooperation with the 150th Anniversary Committee and has ordered over 2,500 daffodil bulbs to celebrate this momentous occasion. courant.com, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 28 Aug. 2020 However, daffodil species with smaller bulbs — an inch or less in diameter — can do well around trees. Beth Botts, chicagotribune.com, "The best spring-blooming bulbs to plant under trees this autumn range from daffodils to snowdrops," 23 Aug. 2020 The Newington Parks and Recreation Department is working in cooperation with the 150th Anniversary Committee and has ordered over 2,500 daffodil bulbs to celebrate this momentous occasion. courant.com, "Community News For The Wethersfield Edition," 21 Aug. 2020 Nowhere are the daffodils more yellow or the stone cherubs more cherubic. Steve Rubenstein, SFChronicle.com, "On the bright side: Finding refuge, relaxation on quirky Bay Area walks," 25 May 2020 But after a few weeks, as the daffodils began to show a little color, that didn’t seem like such a good idea. Jane Brox, The New Yorker, "The Riddle of Solitude in the Age of the Coronavirus," 16 May 2020 For Mother’s Day, Field & Florist will fashion bouquets out of whichever plants are flowering on their farm, which will probably include blush-pink peonies, crimson ranunculus and ruffled golden-orange daffodils. Zio Baritaux, New York Times, "10 Florists Delivering Vibrant Bouquets for Mother’s Day," 2 May 2020 Similarly, soil is warm enough for potatoes when dandelions bloom and carrots can purportedly go in when daffodils blossom. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, "A few signs that it might be warm enough to start planting outside," 30 Apr. 2020

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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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22 Sep 2020

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“Daffodil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/daffodil. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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daffodil

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How to pronounce daffodil (audio)

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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