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daphne British & World English

A small, typically evergreen Eurasian shrub with sweet-scented flowers

Daphne British & World English

A nymph who was turned into a laurel bush to save her from the amorous pursuit of Apollo

Daphne in daphne British & World English

A small, typically evergreen Eurasian shrub with sweet-scented flowers

du Maurier, Dame Daphne British & World English

(1907–89), English novelist, granddaughter of George du Maurier. Many of her popular novels and period romances are set in the West Country of England, where she spent most of her life. Notable works: Jamaica Inn (1936) and Rebecca (1938)

Daphne mezereum in mezereon British & World English

A Eurasian shrub with fragrant purplish-red flowers and poisonous red berries, found chiefly in calcareous woodland

Daphne laureola in spurge laurel British & World English

A low-growing evergreen Eurasian shrub with leathery leaves, small green flowers, and black poisonous berries