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Borrowed from French jonquille, itself a borrowing from Spanish junquillo.

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jonquil (plural jonquils)

  1. (botany) A fragrant bulb flower (Narcissus jonquilla), a species of daffodil. [from 1660s]
  2. A shade of yellow. [from late 18th c.]
    jonquil colour:  
    • March 1920, Alice Ballantine Kirjassoff, “FORMOSA THE BEAUTIFUL”, in National Geographic Magazine[1], page 258:
      At sunset dusky ghosts of sampans, laden with families living up the river, glide homeward against a jonquil sky.

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