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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Daffodil \Daf"fo*dil\ (d[a^]f"f[-o]*d[i^]l), noun [OE. affodylle, prop., the asphodel, fr. LL. affodillus (cf. D. affodille or OF. asphodile, aphodille, F. asphod['e]le), L. asphodelus, fr. Gr. 'asfo'delos. The initial d in English is not satisfactorily explained. See {Asphodel}.] (Bot.) (a) A plant of the genus {Asphodelus}. (b) A plant of the genus {Narcissus} ({Narcissus Pseudo-narcissus}). It has a bulbous root and beautiful flowers, usually of a yellow hue. Called also {daffodilly}, {daffadilly}, {daffadowndilly}, {daffydowndilly}, etc.

With damask roses and daffadillies 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.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

daffodil

noun

1: any of numerous varieties of Narcissus plants having showy often yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central crown [syn: {daffodil}, {Narcissus pseudonarcissus}]


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