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Definition of "daisy" []

  • Any of several plants of the composite family, especially a widely naturalized Eurasian plant (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) having flower heads with a yellow center and white rays. Also called oxeye daisy, white daisy. (noun)
  • A low-growing European plant (Bellis perennis) having flower heads with pink or white rays. Also called English daisy. (noun)
  • The flower head of any of these plants. (noun)
  • Slang One that is deemed excellent or notable. (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 "daisy" in a sentence
  • "That is what you called a daisy-cutter, and so we have also had that 15,000-pound munition in this fight."
  • "A lot of families bring kids along in daisy chains, some of them on small bikes, Big Wheels and trainers."
  • "The daisy is a visual icon for what Green Works is about."
Words like "daisy"
bellis perennis
common daisy
English daisy
oxeye daisy
pushing up daisies