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Nar·cis·sus

 (när-sĭs′əs)
n. Greek Mythology
A young man who pined away in love for his own image in a pool of water and was transformed into the flower that bears his name.

nar·cis·sus

 (när-sĭs′əs)
n. pl. narcissus or nar·cis·si (-sĭs′ī′, -sĭs′ē) or nar·cis·sus·es
A daffodil, especially one with small flowers having a short, cup-shaped corona.

[Latin, from Greek narkissos (influenced by narkē, numbness, from its narcotic properties).]

Narcissus

(nɑːˈsɪsəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth a beautiful youth who fell in love with his reflection in a pool and pined away, becoming the flower that bears his name

narcissus

(nɑːˈsɪsəs)
n, pl -cissuses or -cissi (-ˈsɪsaɪ; -ˈsɪsiː)
(Plants) any amaryllidaceous plant of the Eurasian genus Narcissus, esp N. poeticus, whose yellow, orange, or white flowers have a crown surrounded by spreading segments
[C16: via Latin from Greek nárkissos, perhaps from narkē numbness, because of narcotic properties attributed to species of the plant]

nar•cis•sus

(nɑrˈsɪs əs)
n., pl. -cis•sus, -cis•sus•es, -cis•si (-ˈsɪs i, -ˈsɪs aɪ)
1. any bulbous plant belonging to the genus Narcissus, of the amaryllis family, having showy yellow or white flowers with a cup-shaped corona.
2. (cap.) (in Greek myth) a youth who fell in love with his own reflection in a pool: after his death he was transformed into the narcissus flower.
[1540–50; < Latin < Greek nárkissos plant name]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.narcissus - bulbous plant having erect linear leaves and showy yellow or white flowers either solitary or in clustersnarcissus - bulbous plant having erect linear leaves and showy yellow or white flowers either solitary or in clusters
genus Narcissus - Old World perennial bulbous herbs
daffodil, Narcissus pseudonarcissus - any of numerous varieties of Narcissus plants having showy often yellow flowers with a trumpet-shaped central crown
jonquil, Narcissus jonquilla - widely cultivated ornamental plant native to southern Europe but naturalized elsewhere having fragrant yellow or white clustered flowers
bulbous plant - plant growing from a bulb
2.narcissus - (Greek mythology) a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflectionNarcissus - (Greek mythology) a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Translations
narcisNarkissos
narcis
páskalilja

Narcissus

[nɑːˈsɪsəs] NNarciso

narcissus

[nɑːˈsɪsəs] N (narcissi or narcissuses (pl)) [nɑːˈsɪsaɪ] (Bot) → narciso m

narcissus

[nɑːrˈsɪsəs] [narcissi] [nɑːrˈsɪsaɪ] (pl) nnarcisse m

narcissus

n
pl <narcissi> (Bot) → Narzisse f
(Myth) NarcissusNarziss m

Narcissus

[nɑːˈsɪsəs] n (Myth) → Narciso

narcissus

[nɑːˈsɪsəs] n (narcissi (pl)) [nɑːˈsɪsaɪ] (flower) → narciso
References in classic literature ?
When Marilla went home Anne came out of the fragrant twilight of the orchard with a sheaf of white narcissi in her hands.
I've had that said to me before, but I have my doubts about it," remarked skeptical Anne, sniffing at her narcissi.
She moved through the sunlit garden, gathering narcissi, crimson-eyed and white.
The roof was all of crimson roses, the windows of lilies, the walls of white carnations, the floors of glowing auriculas and violets, the doors of gorgeous tulips and narcissi with sunflowers for knockers, and all round hyacinths and other sweet-smelling flowers bloomed in masses, so that the air was perfumed far and near and enchanted all who were present.
For a special limited time we are also offering 50 daffodil and narcissi mixed (worth PS12.
Milner' is always easy to use and is one of the most outstanding of all small narcissi.
Orders over PS50 will also receive 50 Narcissi Mixed, worth PS11.
Offer Gold treasure NARCISSI and muscari are perfect planting partners and really work well together.
We're watering extensively and, as we go, removing the last remnants of old foliage of spring bulbs, snowdrops, narcissi and scillas.
Wild narcissi prove the point, as they have a purity and innocence never seen in the clumsier cultivars.
There can be a little confusion between daffodils and narcissi but there is absolutely no difference.