There are 2 main definitions of daphne in English:

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daphne 1

Pronunciation: /ˈdafni/

noun

A small, typically evergreen Eurasian shrub with sweet-scented flowers.
  • Genus Daphne, family Thymelaeaceae: several species
Example sentences
  • 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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Daphne 2

Pronunciation: /ˈdafni/
Greek Mythology
A nymph who was turned into a laurel bush to save her from the amorous pursuit of Apollo.
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