narcissus definition

  • noun:
    • any one of a number of commonly cultivated bulbous flowers of genus Narcissus, having long narrow leaves and often white or yellow blossoms characterized by a cup-shaped or trumpet-shaped main top.
    • some of a few bulbous flowering plants, associated with the genus Narcissus, having white or yellowish cup- or trumpet-shaped flowers, notably the daffodil
    • an attractive son, just like the mythological Greek Narcissus
    • A genus of endogenous bulbous flowers with good looking blossoms, having a cup-shaped top within the six-lobed perianth, and comprising the daffodils and jonquils of a few types.
    • an attractive childhood fabled to have been enamored of his or her own image as observed in a fountain, and also to have-been turned into the flower labeled as Narcissus.
    • A plant of genus Narcissus. See cut-under cyathiform.
    • A genus of monocotyledonous plants of purchase Amaryllidace√¶ and the tribe Amarylle√¶, understood by its undivided cup-shaped corona.
    • In heraldry, a flower consists of six petals, or a sort of hexafoil or architectural decoration of six lobes, used as a bearing.
    • (Greek mythology) a beautiful young man which fell so in love with his own reflection
    • bulbous plant having erect linear leaves and showy yellowish or white plants either solitary or in clusters

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