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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. She read it reverently, for it represented the father she had never known, and the mother she had so little known, though she could never forget that those wise sad eyes were gray.
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?'
And, anyway, we've put one over on that Daisy Bell.
'It says "Bough-wough!" cried a Daisy: 'that's why its branches are called boughs!'
And when he read his paper of an evening, Demi's colic got into the shipping list and Daisy's fall affected the price of stocks, for Mrs.
This was especially the case when the pleasure was a delicate one, as his pleasures mostly were; and on this occasion the moment he looked forward to was so rare and exquisite in quality that--well, if he had timed his arrival in accord with the prima donna's stage-manager he could not have entered the Academy at a more significant moment than just as she was singing: "He loves me--he loves me not--HE LOVES ME!--" and sprinkling the falling daisy petals with notes as clear as dew.
By this flickering light, which made the old room, with its heavy timbers and panelled walls, look as if it were built of polished ebony--the wind roaring and howling without, now rattling the latch and creaking the hinges of the stout oaken door, and now driving at the casement as though it would beat it in--by this light, and under circumstances so auspicious, Solomon Daisy began his tale:
Lord Henry smiled, and leaning down, plucked a pink-petalled daisy from the grass and examined it.
Then will I come in a fairer dress, And your gentle care repay By the grateful love of the humble worm; Kind flowers, O let me stay!" 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.