Share this entry
daffodil Line breaks: daf|fo¦dil
Pronunciation: /ˈdafədɪl/

Definition of daffodil in English:


Image of daffodil
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.
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.

Definition of daffodil in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources