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Daph·ne

 (dăf′nē)
n. Greek Mythology
A nymph who metamorphosed into a laurel tree as a means of escaping from Apollo.

daph·ne

 (dăf′nē)
n.
Any of several Eurasian shrubs of the genus Daphne, often cultivated for their glossy evergreen foliage and clusters of small, fragrant, bell-shaped flowers.

[Latin daphnē, laurel, from Greek.]
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daphne

(ˈdæfnɪ)
n
(Plants) any shrub of the Eurasian thymelaeaceous genus Daphne, such as the mezereon and spurge laurel: ornamentals with shiny evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers. See also laurel4
[via Latin from Greek: laurel]

Daphne

(ˈdæfnɪ)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a nymph who was saved from the amorous attentions of Apollo by being changed into a laurel tree
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Daph•ne

(ˈdæf ni)

n.
1. a nymph of Greek myth who, fleeing Apollo, was saved by being changed into a laurel tree.
2. (l.c.) any of various Eurasian shrubs belonging to the genus Daphne, of the family Thymelaeacea
[< Latin Daphnē < Greek dáphnē laurel]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Daphne - any of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowersdaphne - any of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers
genus Daphne - usually evergreen Eurasian shrubs
Daphne cneorum, garland flower - widely cultivated low evergreen shrub with dense clusters of fragrant pink to deep rose flowers
Daphne laureola, spurge laurel, wood laurel - bushy Eurasian shrub with glossy leathery oblong leaves and yellow-green flowers
Daphne mezereum, February daphne, mezereon - small European deciduous shrub with fragrant lilac-colored flowers followed by red berries on highly toxic twigs
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
2.Daphne - (Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
nymph - (classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden; "the ancient Greeks believed that nymphs inhabited forests and bodies of water"
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Daphne

[ˈdæfnɪ] NDafne
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