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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 ?
We'll drink the daisies of the field, in compliment to you; and the lilies of the valley that toil not, neither do they spin, in compliment to me - the more shame for me
This time she came upon a large flower-bed, with a border of daisies, and a willow-tree growing in the middle.
Alice said in a soothing tone, and stooping down to the daisies, who were just beginning again, she whispered, 'If you don't hold your tongues, I'll pick you
There was silence in a moment, and several of the pink daisies turned white.
I think there has not been so much on a cricket match since the day when Sir Horace Mann walked about Broad Ha'penny agitatedly cutting down the daisies with his stick.
And as he made the announcement, Durbeyfield, declining from his sitting position, luxuriously stretched himself out upon the bank among the daisies.
The lad departed, and Durbeyfield lay waiting on the grass and daisies in the evening sun.
There is nothing he will not promise the poor hungry human heart, with his innocent-looking daisies and those practised liars the birds.
A haycart had been decked with green vines and bunches of long-stemmed field daisies, those gay darlings of New England meadows.
DAISIES SPRING UP SPRING may be taking its time but there's a whole trio of Daisies popping up on the beauty lawn right now.
The common daisy, above, we all loved to pick as children, is just one of a massive variety which includes, pictured top right down, calendula marigold, Michaelmas daisies, heleniums and cutleaf coneflower (rudbeckia) Dahlias are popular in many British gardens THERE'S a basic prettiness and innocence about daisies - probably because they evoke childhood garden memories of picking them from the lawn and making daisy chains.
Clarendon Hills has a very unique history and a special connection to daisies that not everyone is aware of," said Lacine.