Variant of Narcissus
- Gr. Myth. a beautiful youth who, after Echo's death, is made to pine away for love of his own reflection in a spring and changes into the narcissus
- pl. narcissus, narcissuses, narcissi
Origin: ModL < L < Gr narkissos, ? akin to narkē, stupor (see narcotic), in reference to the plant's narcotic propertiesany of a genus (Narcissus) of bulbous plants of the lily family with smooth, linear leaves and six-parted flowers with a cup or tube projecting from the center, including daffodils and jonquils
Origin: L from Glassical Greek Narkissos
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