Definition of daffodil in English:


Pronunciation /ˈdafəˌdil/ /ˈdæfəˌdɪl/

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  • A bulbous plant that typically bears bright yellow flowers with a long trumpet-shaped center (corona).

    Genus Narcissus, family Liliaceae (or Amaryllidaceae): several species, in particular the common N. pseudonarcissus and its varieties. See also narcissus

    ‘Fall is the time to plant the tulips, daffodils and hyacinths that bloom in the spring.’
    • ‘The school grounds will soon be awash with bright yellow daffodils as the flowers emerge from their bulbs.’
    • ‘This daffodil produces a yellow flower with an extremely long trumpet.’
    • ‘A few inexpensive pots of snazzy red tulips, golden daffodils or purple crocus can brighten a dreary spring day.’
    • ‘On the way home we passed through a universe of early spring flowers - snowdrops and daffodils for the most part.’
    • ‘Volunteers are urgently needed to help plant daffodils and tulips bulbs.’
    • ‘Squirrels and other small creatures won't eat daffodils or other narcissi bulbs.’
    • ‘Laurel trees are budding and also daffodils and snowdrops are in bloom.’
    • ‘Yellow is the most cheerful of all colours, which is why it is so lovely to have daffodils and jonquils in the garden.’
    • ‘Snowdrops are in full bloom, and daffodils and hyacinth are following fast.’
    • ‘The crocuses and daffodils have come and gone, the magnolias and cherry trees are in bloom.’
    • ‘If crocuses and daffodils mark the beginnings of spring, tulips are surely its climax.’
    • ‘Bulb flowers such as daffodils should have their stems snipped across at an angle.’
    • ‘Splashes of yellow and pink are supplied by clumps of daffodils and bergenia.’
    • ‘The villagers have come from their gardens and planted the roadsides with daffodils.’
    • ‘Many hardy bulbs, such as daffodils, perennialize well and can be left in the ground to flower year after year.’
    • ‘The city will reap the benefit in the spring when daffodils and crocus give the city's parks and verges a splash of colour.’
    • ‘The narcissi, snowdrops and primuli are in bloom and the daffodils are starting to shoot.’
    • ‘The leek and the daffodil are also important Welsh symbols.’
    • ‘It's May again and the daffodils rear their predictable sunny, yellow heads.’


Mid 16th century from late Middle English affodill, from medieval Latin affodilus, variant of Latin asphodilus (see asphodel). The initial d- is unexplained.