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 narcissiplay \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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HONG KONG — Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year fairs draw thousands of visitors who stroll past stalls of potted narcissus, snack on fish balls and snap up the latest plush toys.
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Origin and Etymology of narcissus
Latin, from Greek Narkissos
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
NARCISSUS Defined for Kids
Definition of narcissus for Students
: a daffodil with flowers that have short trumpet-shaped tubes
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