Meaning of “daffodil” in the English Dictionary

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"daffodil" in British English

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daffodilnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdæf.ə.dɪl/ us /ˈdæf.ə.dɪl/

Examples from literature

  • But he was also a bulb grower, and he was that before he was anything else and afterwards too, and the daffodil was a marvel of nature, a novelty, a thing beyond words to a connoisseur. 
  • The daffodils were planted exactly as the tulips, but the hyacinths were planted six inches deep, instead of four. 
  • The king was out, but the queen received the daffodils very graciously. 
  • Then across the low paling I saw the brilliant colors of tulips and daffodils. 
  • Things coming up in the garden, Peter contributed: "peonies, and long rows of daffodils...." 

(Definition of “daffodil” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"daffodil" in American English

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daffodilnoun [ C ]

us /ˈdæf·əˌdɪl/

a yellow, bell-shaped flower with a long stem, commonly seen in the spring

(Definition of “daffodil” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)