- The definition of a daisy is a type of flower with white petals around a yellow center, or a female name, or is slang for something very good.
- An example of a daisy is a white wildflower used in a bouquet.
- An example of Daisy is the female character on the television show "The Dukes of Hazzard" who was famous for her short denim shorts, called "Daily Dukes."
- An example of a daisy is the best artwork in a gallery.
A field of daisies.
- ☆ a common plant (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) of the composite family, bearing flowers with white rays around a yellow disk; oxeye daisy
- any similar member of the composite family; esp., the English daisy
- the flower of any of these plants
- Slang something excellent
Origin of daisyMiddle English daies ie ; from Old English dæges eage, literally , day's eye ; from dæges, genitive of dæg, day + eage, eye
push up (the) daisies
Origin of Daisy; from daisy
- Any of several plants of the composite family, especially:a. A widely naturalized Eurasian plant (Leucanthemum vulgare syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) having flower heads with a yellow center and white rays. Also called oxeye daisy, white daisy.b. A low-growing plant (Bellis perennis) native to Europe and widely naturalized, having flower heads with white or pinkish rays. Also called English daisy.c. The flower head of any of these plants.
- Slang One that is deemed excellent or notable.
Origin of daisyMiddle English daisie, from Old English dæges ēage : dæges, genitive of dæg, day; see agh- in Indo-European roots + ēage, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.
- I'd say
Old English dæġes ēaġe (“day's eye”) due to the flowers closing their blossoms during night.