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Definition of "daffodil" [daf•fo•dil]

  • Any of various bulbous plants of the genus Narcissus, especially N. pseudonarcissus, having showy, usually yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central corona. (noun)
  • The flower of this plant. (noun)
  • A brilliant to vivid yellow. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "daffodil" in a sentence
  • "When the casita's great wooden doors opened, I faced the beloved church, Santa Maria Magdalena, bright in daffodil yellow."
  • "Their impatience at the time a bulb takes to produce a daffodil is only equalled by their distress when the golden trumpet begins to shrivel at the edges."
  • "In public she carried off the situation splendidly, saying to all the gossips the substance of what Anne had said in daffodil time, and saying it so pointedly and forcibly that her hearers found themselves feeling rather foolish and began to think that, after all, they were making too much of a childish prank."