daisys

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daisy (ˈdeɪzɪ)
 
n , pl -sies
1.  a small low-growing European plant, Bellis perennis, having a rosette of leaves and flower heads of yellow central disc flowers and pinkish-white outer ray flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.  oxeye daisy, marguerite, Also called: moon daisy a Eurasian composite plant, Leucanthemum vulgare having flower heads with a yellow centre and white outer rays
3.  any of various other composite plants having conspicuous ray flowers, such as the Michaelmas daisy and Shasta daisy
4.  slang an excellent person or thing
5.  pushing up the daisies dead and buried
 
[Old English dægesēge day's eye]
 
'daisied
 
adj

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daisy
O.E. dægesege, from dæges eage "day's eye," because the petals open at dawn and close at dusk. In M.L. it was solis oculus "sun's eye." Daisy-cutter first attested 1791, originally of horses that trotted with low steps; later of cricket (1889) and baseball hits that skim along the ground.
Daisy-chain in the "group sex" sense is attested from 1941. Pushing up daisies "dead" is attested from 1918, but variant with the same meaning go back to 1842.
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