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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 ?
Last winter I had seventeen dinners given me; and three of them were by gentlemen," added Daisy Miller.
And yet was he to accuse Miss Daisy Miller of actual or potential inconduite, as they said at Geneva?
Opposite, on the velvet lining, done in gold lettering, was, CARLTON FROM DAISY.
Daisy, it was, who had put her tiny foot down and commanded the removal from the fever flatlands of Colusa to the healthy mountains of Ventura; who had backed the savage old Indian-fighter of a father into a corner and fought the entire family that Vila might marry the man of her choice; who had flown in the face of the family and of community morality and demanded the divorce of Laura from her criminally weak husband; and who on the other hand, had held the branches of the family together when only misunderstanding and weak humanness threatened to drive them apart.
my dear Daisy - will you mind my calling you Daisy?
The dogs sat on their chairs in abject silence with Davis and his wife menacing them to remain silent, while, in front of the curtain, Dick and Daisy Bell delighted the matinee audience with their singing and dancing.
cried another Daisy, and here they all began shouting together, till the air seemed quite full of little shrill voices.
To which pathetic appeal daisy would answer with a coo, or Demi with a crow, and Meg would put by her lamentations for a maternal revel, which soothed her solitude for the time being.
and sprinkling the falling daisy petals with notes as clear as dew.
It belongs to the house; and nobody but Solomon Daisy has ever told it under this roof, or ever shall--that's more.
Lord Henry smiled, and leaning down, plucked a pink-petalled daisy from the grass and examined it.
But the wild rose showed her little thorns, While her soft face glowed with pride; The violet hid beneath the drooping ferns, And the daisy turned aside.