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Narcissus

Line breaks: Nar|cis¦sus
Pronunciation: /nɑːˈsɪsəs
 
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Greek Mythology
  • A beautiful youth who rejected the nymph Echo and fell in love with his own reflection in a pool. He pined away and was changed into the flower that bears his name.

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There are 2 definitions of Narcissus in English:

narcissus

Line breaks: nar|cis¦sus
Pronunciation: /nɑːˈsɪsəs
 
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noun (plural narcissi /-sʌɪ/ or narcissuses)

  • A bulbous Eurasian plant of a genus that includes the daffodil, especially (in gardening) one with flowers that have white or pale outer petals and a shallow orange or yellow cup in the centre.
    • Genus Narcissus, family Liliaceae (or Amaryllidaceae): many species and varieties, in particular N. poeticus
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    • Garden centres are supplied with spring flowering bulbs of daffodils, hyacinths, narcissus, tulips and crocus, but let's not stop there.
    • The tulip is followed in popularity by the daffodil and other narcissi, the gladiolus, the lily and the crocus.
    • It is the season to plant flowering bulbs such as tulips, narcissi, crocuses and hyacinths.

Origin

via Latin from Greek narkissos, perhaps from narkē 'numbness', with reference to its narcotic effects.

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