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1. Ingenious and complex in design or function; intricate.
2. Finely or skillfully made or employed; artistic.
[Latin daedalus, from Greek daidalos.]
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literary skilful or intricate
[C16: via Latin from Greek daidalos; see Daedalus]
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1. skillful; ingenious.
2. cleverly intricate.
[1580–90; < Latin daedalus skillful < Greek]
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|Noun||1.||Daedal - (Greek mythology) an Athenian inventor who built the labyrinth of Minos; to escape the labyrinth he fashioned wings for himself and his son Icarus|
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
|Adj.||1.||daedal - complex and ingenious in design or function; "the daedal hand of nature"|
complex - complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"
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