There are 2 definitions of daphne in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈdafni


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


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

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There are 2 definitions of daphne in English:


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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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