jonquil

noun jon·quil \ ˈjän-kwəl , ˈjäŋ- \

Definition of jonquil

: a Mediterranean daffodil (Narcissus jonquilla) that is widely cultivated for its yellow or white fragrant short-tubed clustered flowers

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Origin and Etymology of jonquil

French jonquille, from Spanish junquillo, diminutive of junco reed, from Latin juncus


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jonquil

noun jon·quil \ ˈjän-kwəl , ˈjäŋ- \

Definition of jonquil for Students

: a plant related to the daffodil but with fragrant yellow or white flowers with a short central tube

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