Definitions for daffodilˈdæf ə dɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

daf•fo•dilˈdæf ə dɪl(n.)

  1. any plant of the genus Narcissus, of the amaryllis family, esp. species having solitary yellow flowers with a trumpetlike corona.

    Category: Plants

  2. the flower itself.

    Category: Plants

  3. clear yellow; canary.

Origin of daffodil:

1530–40; unexplained var. of ME affodile < VL affodillus, var. of asphodelus < Gk asphódelosasphodel

Princeton's WordNet

  1. daffodil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus(noun)

    any of numerous varieties of Narcissus plants having showy often yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central crown

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. daffodil(noun)ˈdæf ə dɪl

    a yellow early spring flower


  1. daffodil(Noun)

    A bulbous plant, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, with yellow flowers and a trumpet shaped corona; the national flower of Wales.

  2. daffodil(Adjective)

    Of a brilliant yellow color, like that of a daffodil.

  3. Daffodil(ProperNoun)


  4. Origin: Ultimately from asphodelus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Daffodil(noun)

    a plant of the genus Asphodelus

  2. Daffodil(noun)

    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


  1. Daffodil

    The Daffodil system is a virtual digital library system for strategic support of users during the information search process. It implements mainly high-level search functions, so-called stratagems, which provide functionality beyond today's digital libraries. The Daffodil system was developed as a research project starting as a collaboration between the University of Dortmund and the IZ Bonn, funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. Currently the Daffodil framework is extended to become an experimental evaluation platform for digital library evaluation at the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Translations for daffodil

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a kind of yellow spring flower which grows from a bulb.

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