narcissus

noun nar·cis·sus \ när-ˈsi-səs \

Definition of narcissus

1 capitalized :a beautiful youth in Greek mythology who pines away for love of his own reflection and is then turned into the narcissus flower
2 plural narcissi play \när-ˈsi-ˌsī, -(ˌ)sē\ or narcissuses or narcissus
[New Latin, genus name, from Latin, narcissus, from Greek narkissos]
:daffodil; especially :one whose flowers have a short corona and are usually borne separately

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Origin and Etymology of narcissus

Latin, from Greek Narkissos

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narcissus

noun nar·cis·sus \ när-ˈsi-səs \

Definition of narcissus for Students

plural narcissus or narcissuses or narcissi \-ˈsi-ˌsī, -sē\
:a daffodil with flowers that have short trumpet-shaped tubes

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