What does daffodil mean?

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ˈdæf ə dɪldaf·fodil

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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

Wiktionary

  1. daffodil(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Ultimately from asphodelus.

  2. daffodil(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: Ultimately from asphodelus.

  3. Daffodil(ProperNoun)

    A female given name from English.

    "Pansy would be his wife," Delia guessed.

    Etymology: From the daffodil flower, used since the end of the 19th century.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Daffodil(noun)

    a plant of the genus Asphodelus

    Etymology: [OE. affodylle, prop., the asphodel, fr. LL. affodillus (cf. D. affodille or OF. asphodile, aphodille, F. asphodle), L. asphodelus, fr. Gr. 'asfo`delos. The initial d in English is not satisfactorily explained. See Asphodel.]

  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

    Etymology: [OE. affodylle, prop., the asphodel, fr. LL. affodillus (cf. D. affodille or OF. asphodile, aphodille, F. asphodle), L. asphodelus, fr. Gr. 'asfo`delos. The initial d in English is not satisfactorily explained. See Asphodel.]

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Daffodil

    daf′o-dil, Daffodilly, daf′o-dil-i, Daffodowndilly, daf′o-down-dil′i, n. a yellow flower of the lily tribe—also called King's spear. [M. E. affodille—O. Fr. asphodile—Gr. asphodelus; the d is prefixed accidentally.]

Editors Contribution

  1. daffodil

    A type of cultivar, plant, seed and flower.

    The local flower shop sell daffodils most of the year round and they are a popular flower worldwide.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 19, 2016  

Etymology and Origins

  1. Daffodil

    An English corruption of the French d’Asphodel.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of daffodil in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of daffodil in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Images & Illustrations of daffodil

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