A cluster of yellow jonquils.Licensed from iStockPhoto
- 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: Fr 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
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Origin: Spanish junquilla, from the name Junquello, diminutive of junco, reed, from Latin iuncus.