Definitions for narcissusnɑrˈsɪs əs; -ˈsɪs i, -ˈsɪs aɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

nar•cis•susnɑrˈsɪs əs; -ˈsɪs i, -ˈsɪs aɪ(n.)(pl.)-cis•sus, -cis•sus•es, -cis•si

  1. any bulbous plant belonging to the genus Narcissus, of the amaryllis family, having showy yellow or white flowers with a cup-shaped corona.

    Category: Plants

  2. (cap.) (in Greek myth) a youth who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool: after his death he was transformed into the narcissus flower.

    Category: Mythology

Origin of narcissus:

1540–50; < L < Gk nárkissos plant name

Princeton's WordNet

  1. narcissus(noun)

    bulbous plant having erect linear leaves and showy yellow or white flowers either solitary or in clusters

  2. Narcissus(noun)

    (Greek mythology) a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection

Wiktionary

  1. narcissus(Noun)

    Any of several bulbous flowering plants, of the genus Narcissus, having white or yellow cup- or trumpet-shaped flowers, notably the daffodil

  2. narcissus(Noun)

    A beautiful young man, like the mythological Greek Narcissus

  3. Narcissus(ProperNoun)

    A youth who spurned the love of Echo and fell in love with his own reflection in a pool: in some versions of the myth, he drowned trying to reach it, while in others he sat fixated until a god took pity and transformed him into a flower.

  4. Origin: From Νάρκισσος.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Narcissus(noun)

    a genus of endogenous bulbous plants with handsome flowers, having a cup-shaped crown within the six-lobed perianth, and comprising the daffodils and jonquils of several kinds

  2. Narcissus(noun)

    a beautiful youth fabled to have been enamored of his own image as seen in a fountain, and to have been changed into the flower called Narcissus

Freebase

  1. Narcissus

    Narcissus is a genus of mainly hardy, mostly spring-flowering, bulbous perennials in the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae. Various common names including daffodil, narcissus, and jonquil are used to describe all or some of the genus. They are native to meadows and woods in Europe, North Africa and West Asia, with a center of distribution in the Western Mediterranean. The number of distinct species varies widely depending on how they are classified, with the disparity due to similarity between species and hybridization between species. The number of defined species ranges from 26 to more than 60, depending on the authority. Species and hybrids are widely used in gardens and landscapes.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Narcissus

    a self-satisfied youth who disdained the addresses of Echo, in consequence of which she pined away and died, and who, by way of penalty, was doomed to fall in love with his own image, which he kept beholding in the mirror of a fountain till he too pined away and died, his corpse being metamorphosed into the flower that bears his name.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Narcissus

    A plant genus of the family LILIACEAE. Members contain ungiminorine and LECTINS.

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