There are 2 definitions of Daphne in English:

Daphne

Syllabification: Daph·ne
Pronunciation: /ˈdafnē
 
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Greek Mythology
  • A nymph who was turned into a laurel bush to save her from the amorous pursuit of Apollo.

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There are 2 definitions of Daphne in English:

daphne

Syllabification: daph·ne
Pronunciation: /ˈdafnē
 
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noun

  • A small Eurasian shrub with sweet-scented flowers and, typically, evergreen leaves.
    • Genus Daphne, family Thymelaeaceae: several species, including mezereon and spurge laurel
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    • Camellias and sweet-smelling daphnes and jasmines often bloom in February in the south.
    • In front of the large shrubs are winter-blooming daphne and hellebores, ferns, ‘Pia’ dwarf hydrangeas, and a red laceleaf Japanese maple.
    • Winter daphne blooms in clusters of highly fragrant, light purple flowers in late winter or spring.

Origin

late Middle English (denoting the laurel or bay tree): from Greek daphnē, from the name of the nymph Daphne.

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