Etymology
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daffodil (n.)

1540s, "asphodel," a variant of Middle English affodill "asphodel" (c. 1400), from Medieval Latin affodillus, from Latin asphodelus, from Greek asphodelos, which is of unknown origin. The initial d- is perhaps from merging of the article in Dutch de affodil, the Netherlands being a source for bulbs. First reference to the yellow, early spring flower we know by this name (Narcissus pseudo-Narcissus) is from 1590s. The name has many, often fanciful, variant forms. Lent-lily for "daffodil" is from 1827.

updated on June 25, 2018

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Definitions of daffodil from WordNet

daffodil (n.)
any of numerous varieties of Narcissus plants having showy often yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central crown;
Synonyms: Narcissus pseudonarcissus
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