from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various bulbous plants of the genus Narcissus, especially N. pseudonarcissus, having showy, usually yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central corona.
- n. The flower of this plant.
- n. A brilliant to vivid yellow.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of a brilliant yellow color, like that of a daffodil.
- n. A bulbous plant, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, with yellow flowers and a trumpet shaped corona; the national flower of Wales.
- n. A brilliant yellow color, like that of a daffodil.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A plant of the genus Asphodelus.
- n. A plant of the genus Narcissus (Narcissus Pseudo-narcissus). It has a bulbous root and beautiful flowers, usually of a yellow hue. Called also daffodilly, daffadilly, daffadowndilly, daffydowndilly, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The popular name of the Narcissus Pseudo-Narcissus, natural order Amaryllidaceæ, of which there are many varieties in cultivation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous varieties of Narcissus plants having showy often yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central crown
When the casita's great wooden doors opened, I faced the beloved church, Santa Maria Magdalena, bright in daffodil yellow.
Their impatience at the time a bulb takes to produce a daffodil is only equalled by their distress when the golden trumpet begins to shrivel at the edges.
In public she carried off the situation splendidly, saying to all the gossips the substance of what Anne had said in daffodil time, and saying it so pointedly and forcibly that her hearers found themselves feeling rather foolish and began to think that, after all, they were making too much of a childish prank.
"Principally why you called your daffodil 'The Good Comrade?'"
And have you noticed that the more you say the word daffodil the sillier it sounds?
One of the first flowers to bloom in the spring, the daffodil is a symbol of hope.
The narcissus, also called daffodil, may be held back until early spring if kept in a cool, dark cellar, but the Chinese sacred lily, which is also a variety of narcissus, comes into bloom from four to six weeks after planting.
The daffodil is a clear yellow and is good for cutting.
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916
She had stayed her hand because the one who owned the daffodil was a child to her.
But he was also a bulb grower, and he was that before he was anything else and afterwards too, and the daffodil was a marvel of nature, a novelty, a thing beyond words to a connoisseur.