- daisy (sense )
- any of several cultivated chrysanthemums (esp. Chrysanthemum frutescens) with a single flower
- any of various daisylike plants of the composite family
Origin: Fr, a pearl, daisy: see Margaret
Origin: see Margaret
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- Either of two plants, Chrysanthemum frutescens of the Canary Islands, or C. leucanthemum of Eurasia, having white or pale yellow flowers that resemble those of the common American daisy. Also called Paris daisy.
- Any of several similar or related plants having daisylike flowers.
Origin: French, from Old French margarite, daisy, pearl, from Latin margarīta, pearl, from Greek margarītēs; see margarite.