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dai·sy

 (dā′zē)
n. pl. dai·sies
1. Any of several plants of the composite family, especially:
a. A widely naturalized Eurasian plant (Leucanthemum vulgare syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) having flower heads with a yellow center and white rays. Also called oxeye daisy, white daisy.
b. A low-growing plant (Bellis perennis) native to Europe and widely naturalized, having flower heads with white or pinkish rays. Also called English daisy.
c. The flower head of any of these plants.
2. Slang One that is deemed excellent or notable.

[Middle English daisie, from Old English dæges ēage : dæges, genitive of dæg, day; see agh- in Indo-European roots + ēage, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

daisy

(ˈdeɪzɪ)
n, pl -sies
1. (Plants) 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. (Plants) Also called: oxeye daisy, marguerite or moon daisy a Eurasian composite plant, Leucanthemum vulgare having flower heads with a yellow centre and white outer rays
3. (Plants) 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]
ˈdaisied adj

dai•sy

(ˈdeɪ zi)

n., pl. -sies.
1. any of various composite plants that have flower heads of a yellow disk and white rays, as the English daisy and oxeye daisy.
2. Slang. someone or something of first-rate quality.
Idioms:
push up daisies, Informal. to be dead and buried.
[before 1000; Middle English dayesye, Old English dægesēge the day's eye]
dai′sied, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.daisy - any of numerous composite plants having flower heads with well-developed ray flowers usually arranged in a single whorldaisy - any of numerous composite plants having flower heads with well-developed ray flowers usually arranged in a single whorl
flower - a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
Bellis perennis, common daisy, English daisy - low-growing Eurasian plant with yellow central disc flowers and pinkish-white outer ray flowers
Translations
kopretinasedmikráskasedmikráska chudobka
bellismarguerittusindfryd
margaritamargarita comúnchiribita
päivänkakkaratuhatkaunokaunokainen
tratinčica
százszorszép
freyjubrá, fagurfífill
ヒナギク
데이지
ramunėsaulutėskaistažiedė
sedmokráska
marjetica
tusensköna
ดอกเดซี่
hoa cúc

daisy

[ˈdeɪzɪ]
A. Nmargarita f
to be pushing up the daisiescriar malvas
B. CPD daisy chain N (lit) → guirnalda f de margaritas (fig) → serie f

daisy

[ˈdeɪzi] n (= flower) → pâquerette f daisy chaindaisy chain nguirlande f de pâquerettesdaisy wheel n (on printer)marguerite fdaisy-wheel printer nimprimante f à marguerite

daisy

nGänseblümchen nt; to be pushing up the daisies (inf)sich (dat)die Radieschen von unten besehen (hum)

daisy

[ˈdeɪzɪ] n (wild) → pratolina, margheritina; (cultivated) → margherita

daisy

(ˈdeizi) plural ˈdaisies noun
a type of small common flower with a yellow centre and usually white petals. The field was full of daisies.

daisy

أُقْحُوان sedmikráska bellis Gänseblümchen μαργαρίτα margarita päivänkakkara pâquerette tratinčica margherita ヒナギク 데이지 madeliefje prestekrage stokrotka margarida ромашка tusensköna ดอกเดซี่ papatya hoa cúc 雏菊
References in classic literature ?
It's evident Daisy isn't out yet," said Miss Clara to Belle with a nod.
Ain't he a daisy, though--blue ribbon at the New York show--eighty-five hundred at a clip
The girl took the leather case gently and opened it to find an innocent, pink-and-white daisy of a face, so confiding, so sensitive, that it went straight to the heart.
The daisy of the field, at sunrise, is not fresher than you are.
If you wanted to go the field's length, the field's length you'd go; and there was no whipping you, for you looked as prim and innicent as a daisy all the while.
Lord Henry smiled, and leaning down, plucked a pink-petalled daisy from the grass and examined it.
So he flew down from the tree with her and put her on a daisy.
THREE little Fairies sat in the fields eating their breakfast; each among the leaves of her favorite flower, Daisy, Primrose, and Violet, were happy as Elves need be.
Altogether, she was a small, round thing, as neat as a pink and white double daisy, and as guileless; for I hope it does not argue guile in a pretty damsel of nineteen, to think that she should like to have a beau and be "engaged," when her elder sister had already been in that position a year and a half.
It terminates (the lane I mean) in a valley full of wood; which wood--chiefly oak and beech--spreads shadowy about the vicinage of a very old mansion, one of the Elizabethan structures, much larger, as well as more antique than Daisy Lane, the property and residence of an individual familiar both to me and to the reader.
Instantly Sylvie seated herself upon a tiny mushroom, that happened to grow in front of a daisy, as if it were the most ordinary musical instrument in the world, and played on the petals as if they were the notes of an organ.
She's a daisy," said Dan, enthusiastically, misunderstanding the look.