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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A widely cultivated ornamental plant (Narcissus jonquilla) native chiefly to southern Europe, having long narrow leaves and short-tubed yellow flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A fragrant bulb flower (Narcissus jonquilla).
  • n. A species of daffodil.
  • n. A shade of yellow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bulbous plant of the genus Narcissus (Narcissus Jonquilla), allied to the daffodil. It has long, rushlike leaves, and yellow or white fragrant flowers. The root has emetic properties. It is sometimes called the rush-leaved daffodil. See Illust. of corona.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An ornamental plant, the Narcissus Jonquilla, of the natural order Amaryllidaceœ; the rush-leafed daffodil.
  • n. A light-yellow color of the Sèvres porcelain; also, a similar color in other porcelains.
  • n. A variety of the domesticated canary-bird.
  • n. A light-yellow color much favored in the French mural decoration of the eighteenth century.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. often used colloquially for any yellow daffodil
  • n. widely cultivated ornamental plant native to southern Europe but naturalized elsewhere having fragrant yellow or white clustered flowers

Etymologies

Spanish junquilla, from the name Junquello, diminutive of junco, reed, from Latin iuncus.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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