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Daffodil

Daffodil
(Science: botany) a plant of the genus Asphodelus.
a plant of the genus narcissus (N. Pseudo-narcissus). It has a bulbous root and beautiful flowers, usually of a yellow hue. Called also daffodilly, daffadilly, daffadowndilly, daffydowndilly, etc. With damasc roses and daffadowndillies set. (Spenser) Strow me the ground with daffadowndillies, And cowslips, and kingcups, and loved lilies. (Spenser) A college gown That clad her like an April Daffodilly. (Tennyson) And chance-sown daffodil. (Whittier)
Origin: oe. Affodylle, prop, the asphodel, fr. LL. Affodillus (cf. D. Affodille or OF. Asphodile, aphodille, f. Asphodele), L. Asphodelus, fr. Gr. The initial d in english is not satisfactorily explained. See Asphodel.


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