Etymology
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Daphne

fem. proper name, from Greek daphne "laurel, bay tree;" in mythology the name of a nymph, daughter of the river Peneus, metamorphosed into a laurel by Gaia to save her from being ravished as she was pursued by Apollo. The word probably is related to Latin laurus (see laurel).

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Definitions of Daphne
1
daphne (n.)
any of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers;
2
Daphne (n.)
(Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo;
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