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jonquil


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Jonquil  \Jon"quil\,  Jonquille  \Jon"quille\,  n.  [F.  jonquille, 
  fr  L.  juncus  a  rush,  because  it  has  rushlike  leaves.]  (Bot.) 
  A  bulbous  plant  of  the  genus  Narcissus  ({N.  Jonquilla}), 
  allied  to  the  daffodil.  It  has  long,  rushlike  leaves,  and 
  yellow  or  white  fragrant  flowers.  The  root  has  emetic 
  properties.  It  is  sometimes  called  the  {rush-leaved 
  daffodil}.  See  Illust.  of  {Corona}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  jonquil 
  n  1:  widely  cultivated  ornamental  plant  native  to  southern  Europe 
  but  naturalized  elsewhere  having  fragrant  yellow  or 
  white  clustered  flowers  [syn:  {Narcissus  jonquilla}] 
  2:  often  used  colloquially  for  any  yellow  daffodil 




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