- a feminine name
- Gr. Myth. a nymph who is changed by her father into a laurel tree so that she may escape Apollo's advances
- any of a genus (Daphne) of small evergreen shrubs of the mezereum family, with fragrant flowers
Origin of DaphneClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek daphn?, the laurel or bay tree
A nymph who metamorphosed into a laurel tree as a means of escaping from Apollo.
Any of several Eurasian shrubs of the genus Daphne, often cultivated for their glossy evergreen foliage and clusters of small, fragrant, bell-shaped flowers.
Origin of daphneLatin daphn&emacron;, laurel, from Greek.
- (botany) Any one of least 50 species of shrub of the Thymelaeaceae family, some of which are grown as ornamentals.
From the Ancient Greek δάφνη (daphnē, “laurel”).
From Ancient Greek δάφνη (daphnē, “laurel”, “bay”).