a bulbous plant, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, of the amaryllis family, having solitary, yellow, nodding flowers that bloom in the spring.
(formerly) any plant of the genus Narcissus.
clear yellow; canary.
of the color daffodil.

1530–40; unexplained variant of Middle English affodile < Vulgar Latin affodillus, variant of asphodelus < Greek asphódelos asphodel

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daffodil (ˈdæfədɪl)
1.  Also called: Lent lily a widely cultivated Eurasian amaryllidaceous plant, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, having spring-blooming yellow flowers
2.  any other plant of the genus Narcissus
3.  a.  a brilliant yellow colour
 b.  (as adjective): daffodil paint
4.  a daffodil, or a representation of one, as a national emblem of Wales
[C14: from Dutch de affodil the asphodel, from Medieval Latin affodillus, variant of Latin asphodelusasphodel]

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Word Origin & History

154os, variant of M.E. affodill "asphodel," from M.L. affodillus, from L. asphodelus, from Gk. asphodelos, of unknown origin. The initial d- is perhaps from merging of the article in Du. de affodil, the Netherlands being a source for bulbs. First reference to the flower we know by this name (Narcissus
pseudo-Narcissus) is from 1590s.
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Example sentences
They're also found in carrots, daffodils, bananas and other plants that have
  these vibrant colors.
And when you see clouds upon the hills, there soon will be crowds of daffodils.
It was not a relationship that began with daffodils and candy.
My tulips and daffodils in the far corner, my peonies and irises coming up on
  both sides.
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