Definition of daffodil in English:


Line breaks: daf|fo¦dil
Pronunciation: /ˈdafədɪl


  • A bulbous European plant which typically bears bright yellow flowers with a long trumpet-shaped centre (corona).
    • Genus Narcissus, family Liliaceae (or Amaryllidaceae): several species, in particular the common Narcissus pseudonarcissus and its varieties.
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    • 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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