Dictionary > Daffodil

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.


You will also like...

temperature - abiotic factor
Abiotic and Biotic Factors

This tutorial deals with the abiotic factors of the freshwater environment that determine what sort of life would be sui..

Human Neurology
Human Neurology

Human Neurology deals essentially with the nervous system of humans. It also features the various theories put forward b..

Digestion and Absorption of Food
Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal system breaks down particles of ingested food into molecular forms by enzymes through digestion and..

Geological Periods
Geological Periods

Geological periods is a study guide that cites the different geological periods on Earth's timeline. Each has a brief ov..

Stem
Stems

Stems primarily provide plants structural support. This tutorial includes lectures on the external form of a woody twig ..

Physical growth
Physical Development in Humans

This tutorial elaborates on the physical development of humans, particularly from puberty to adulthood. Read this tutori..