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daf·fo·dil / ˈdafəˌdil/ • n. a bulbous plant (genus Narcissus) of the lily family that typically bears bright yellow flowers with a long trumpet-shaped center (corona).

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daffodil in poetry, the bright yellow flowers of the daffodil are associated with the approach of spring. The name is recorded from the mid 16th century and comes from late Middle English affodill (the initial d- is unexplained), from medieval Latin affodilus, a variant of Latin asphodilus (see asphodel).

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daffodil †asphodel; plant of the genus Narcissus. XIV. Alt. (with unexpl. d-) of †affodil (XV–XVII) — med L. affodillus, prob. a book-perversion of *asfodillus, var. of L. asphodilus, -elus ASPHODEL.

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daffodil Bulbous flowering plant, family Amaryllidaceae. Long leaves grow from the base and the single flowers are yellow or yellow and white, with a bell-like central cup and oval petals. Height: to 45cm (18in). Genus Narcissus.

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daffodil See NARCISSUS.