jonquil

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noun jon·quil \ˈjän-kwəl, ˈjäŋ-\

Definition of jonquil

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

Origin and Etymology of jonquil

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


First Known Use: 1664


JONQUIL Defined for Kids

jonquil

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noun jon·quil \ˈjän-kwəl, ˈjäŋ-\

Definition of jonquil for Students

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


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