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jon·quil

 (jŏng′kwəl, jŏn′-)
n.
Any of several yellow-flowered daffodils, especially Narcissus jonquilla, having long narrow leaves and fragrant flowers with a short corona.

[French jonquille, from Spanish junquillo, from Old Spanish, from diminutive of junco, rush, from Latin iuncus, rush, reed; akin to Middle Irish aín, rushes (from Old Irish *oín, from Proto-Celtic *yoini-).]

jonquil

(ˈdʒɒŋkwɪl)
n
1. (Plants) a Eurasian amaryllidaceous plant, Narcissus jonquilla with long fragrant yellow or white short-tubed flowers
2. (Plants) any of various other small daffodil-like plants
[C17: from French jonquille, from Spanish junquillo, diminutive of junco reed; see junco]

jon•quil

(ˈdʒɒŋ kwɪl, ˈdʒɒn-)

n.
a narcissus, Narcissus jonquilla, having long, narrow leaves and yellow or white flowers.
[1620–30; < French jonquille < Sp junquillo, derivative of junc(o) rush, reed < Latin juncus]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jonquil - widely cultivated ornamental plant native to southern Europe but naturalized elsewhere having fragrant yellow or white clustered flowersjonquil - widely cultivated ornamental plant native to southern Europe but naturalized elsewhere having fragrant yellow or white clustered flowers
narcissus - bulbous plant having erect linear leaves and showy yellow or white flowers either solitary or in clusters
2.jonquil - often used colloquially for any yellow daffodil
daffodil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus - any of numerous varieties of Narcissus plants having showy often yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central crown
Translations

jonquil

[ˈdʒɒŋkwɪl] Njunquillo m

jonquil

nJonquille f (Art von Narzisse)

jonquil

[ˈdʒɒŋkwɪl] ngiunchiglia
References in classic literature ?
Maybe she would be carrying home a bunch of jonquils or a hyacinth plant.
Th' very little ones are snowdrops an' crocuses an' th' big ones are narcissuses an' jonquils and daffydowndillys.
Summer followed summer, and the yellow jonquils bloomed and died many times, and nights of horror repeated the story of their shame, but he was unchanged.
Above, Jupiter hung like a full-blown jonquil, so bright as almost to throw a shade.
As the hours roll back in reflected pigments, I paint to perceive impossible beauty, a pattern that yearns for more of itself: the startle of sun against holly and jonquils, their clusters and bells held high on linear leaves.
Further afield, the Coach House Studio Gallery in Warwick offers ceramics by Sally Lake, Zoe Petrie and Wendy Campbell-Briggs in a walled garden, and two artists showing as Jonquils Crafts in Lodge Crescent, Warwick, have home-made cake while visitors browse.
Most jonquils have vivid yellow flowers with small cups, fine, rush-like foliage and sweet fragrance.
The genus itself encompasses dozens of species, hybrids, varieties and forms including jonquils which have dark green, round, rush-like leaves and clusters of small, fragrant, early, yellow blossoms.
3 mm, jonquils, flashing termination and removal of existing carpet, dept.
If I were asked to recommend an appropriate Valentine's gift, I'd suggest jonquils, and chocolate chip cookies, and maybe a bottle of wine.
Buds would stud the trees, early jonquils would poke up their pretty heads and male robins would begin taking on a brighter, more vivid appearance.