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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Daisy  \Dai"sy\,  n.;  pl  {Daisies}.  [OE.  dayesye  AS 
  d[ae]ges?eage  day's  eye,  daisy.  See  {Day},  and  {Eye}.]  (Bot.) 
  a  A  genus  of  low  herbs  ({Bellis}),  belonging  to  the  family 
  Composit[ae].  The  common  English  and  classical  daisy  is 
  {B.  prennis},  which  has  a  yellow  disk  and  white  or 
  pinkish  rays. 
  b  The  whiteweed  ({Chrysanthemum  Leucanthemum}),  the  plant 
  commonly  called  {daisy}  in  North  America;  --  called  also 
  {oxeye  daisy}.  See  {Whiteweed}. 
 
  Note:  The  word  daisy  is  also  used  for  composite  plants  of 
  other  genera,  as  {Erigeron},  or  fleabane. 
 
  {Michaelmas  daisy}  (Bot.),  any  plant  of  the  genus  Aster,  of 
  which  there  are  many  species. 
 
  {Oxeye  daisy}  (Bot.),  the  whiteweed.  See  {Daisy} 
  b  . 




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