- Narcissus pseudonarcissus
Other Word Forms of Daffodil
Origin of Daffodil
Variant of Middle English affodill, from Medieval Latin affodillus, from Latin asphodelus, from Ancient Greek ἀσφόδελος (asphodelos), of unknown origin. The initial d- is perhaps from merging of the article in Dutch de affodil, the Netherlands being a source for bulbs. (Compare newt and nickname)
Alteration of Middle English affodil from Latin asphodelus asphodel asphodel
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From the daffodil flower, used since the end of the 19th century.
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