noun (plural narcissi /-sʌɪ/ 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 centre.
- 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.