Definition of daisy
daisylikeplay \ˈdā-zē-ˌlīk\ or daisy-like adjective
- daisylike flowers
while the old crooner is now well past his prime, Grandma still harkens back to the “daisy of a performance” he could give in his heyday
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The daisy flower does not just bud, blossom, and die like most other flowers. Rather it performs a daily routine of “sleeping” at night by closing and “waking” in the morning by opening up again. Because of this unusual trait and the whorled appearance of the flower, the daisy was given the Old English name dægeseage, meaning literally “day’s eye.” The distinctive ray-like appearance of the daisy as it opens and closes with the sun reminds one of an eye that opens in the morning and closes at night.
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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