daffodil

See also: Daffodil

EnglishEdit

 
A wild daffodil

EtymologyEdit

Variant of Middle English affodill, from Medieval Latin affodillus, from Latin asphodelus, from Ancient Greek ἀσφόδελος (asphódelos), of unknown origin. The initial d- is perhaps from merging of the article in Dutch de affodil, the Netherlands being a source for bulbs. (Compare adder, apron, newt, nickname, orange and umpire)

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daffodil (comparative more daffodil, superlative most daffodil)

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

NounEdit

daffodil (plural daffodils)

  1. A bulbous plant of the genus Narcissus, with yellow flowers and a trumpet shaped corona, especially Narcissus pseudonarcissus, the national flower of Wales.
  2. A brilliant yellow color, like that of a daffodil.
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