Daf"fo*dil (?), n. [OE. affodylle, prop., the asphodel, fr. LL. affodillus (cf. D. affodille or OF. asphodile, aphodille, F. asphodele), L. asphodelus, fr. Gr. . The initial d in English is not satisfactorily explained. See Asphodel.] Bot. (a)
A plant of the genus Asphodelus.
A plant of the genus Narcissus (N. Pseudo-narcissus). It has a bulbous root and beautiful flowers, usually of a yellow hue. Called also daffodilly, daffadilly, daffadowndilly, daffydowndilly, etc.
With damasc roses and daffadowndillies set.
Strow me the ground with daffadowndillies,
And cowslips, and kingcups, and loved lilies.
A college gown
That clad her like an April Daffodilly.
And chance-sown daffodil.
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