Definition of daffodil in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdafəˌdil/


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A bulbous plant that typically bears bright yellow flowers with a long trumpet-shaped center (corona).
Example sentences
  • Fall is the time to plant the tulips, daffodils and hyacinths that bloom in the spring.
  • The school grounds will soon be awash with bright yellow daffodils as the flowers emerge from their bulbs.
  • This daffodil produces a yellow flower with an extremely long trumpet.


Mid 16th century: from late Middle English affodill, from medieval Latin affodilus, variant of Latin asphodilus (see asphodel). The initial d- is unexplained.

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Syllabification: daf·fo·dil

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