- a species of narcissus (Narcissus jonquilla) having relatively small yellow flowers with a very short crown, and long, slender leaves
- its bulb or flower
- loosely any narcissus
Origin of jonquilFrench jonquille ; from Spanish junquillo, diminutive of junco, a reed ; from Classical Latin juncus, a rush ; from Indo-European base an unverified form yoini-, rush from source Middle Irish ain, rush, Old Norse einir, juniper
Origin of jonquilSpanish junquilla, from diminutive of junco, reed, from Latin iuncus.
- (rare) A female given name.
From jonquil; one of the flower names invented in the 19th century.