There are 2 definitions of narcissus in English:


Syllabification: nar·cis·sus
Pronunciation: /närˈsisəs

noun (plural same, narcissi /-ˈsisī, -sē/, 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 center.
  • Genus Narcissus, family Liliaceae (or Amaryllidaceae): many species and varieties, in particular N. poeticus
More example sentences
  • 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.


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

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Pronunciation: ˌimpyəˈdisitē
lack of modesty

There are 2 definitions of narcissus in English:


Syllabification: Nar·cis·sus
Pronunciation: /närˈsisəs
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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