ETYM Old Eng. affodylle, prop., the asphodel, from Late Lat. affodillus (cf. Dutch affodille or Old Fren. asphodile, aphodille, French asphodčle), Latin asphodelus, from Greek asphodelos. The initial d in English is not satisfactorily explained. Related to Asphodel.
Any of numerous varieties of Narcissus plants having showy often yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central crown; SYN. Narcissus pseudonarcissus.
Any of several Old World species of the genus Narcissus, family Amaryllidaceae, distinguished by their trumpet-shaped flowers. The common daffodil of N Europe Narcissus pseudonarcissus has large yellow flowers and grows from a large bulb. There are numerous cultivated forms.
narcissus / narsɪsəs /
ETYM Latin narcissus, and (personified) Narcissus, Greek narkissos, Narkissos, from narkh torpor, in allusion to the narcotic properties of the flower. Related to Narcotic.
Bulbous plant having erect linear leaves and showy yellow or white flowers either solitary or in clusters.
Any bulbous plant of the genus Narcissus, family Amaryllidaceae. Species include the daffodil, jonquil, and narcissus. All have flowers with a cup projecting from the center.