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noun (plural daisies)
- a small grassland plant that has flowers with a yellow disk and white rays. It has given rise to many ornamental garden varieties.
- Bellis perennis, family Compositae (or Asteraceae; the daisy family). The plants of this large family (known as composites) are distinguished by having composite flower heads consisting of numerous disk florets, ray florets, or both; they include many weeds (dandelions, thistles, ragworts) and garden flowers (asters, chrysanthemums, dahlias, marigolds)
Old English dæges ēage 'day's eye' (because the flower opens in the morning and closes at night)