Daisy Definition

dāzē
daisies
noun
A common plant (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) of the composite family, bearing flowers with white rays around a yellow disk; oxeye daisy.
Webster's New World

Any similar member of the composite family; esp., the English daisy.

Webster's New World
Something excellent.
Webster's New World
The flower of any of these plants.
Webster's New World

(Cockney rhyming slang) Boots or other footwear. From daisy roots.

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pronoun
A female given name.
Wiktionary
idiom
push up (the) daisies
  • to be dead and buried
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Daisy

Noun

Singular:
daisy
Plural:
daisies

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Daisy

  • push up (the) daisies

Origin of Daisy

  • From the flower daisy, one of the flower names dating from the 19th century. Also a nickname for Margaret, since Marguerite and Margarita are identical with the French and Spanish word for "daisy".

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English daisie from Old English dæges ēage dæges genitive of dæg day agh- in Indo-European roots ēage eye okw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English dæġes ēaġe (“day's eye”) due to the flowers closing their blossoms during night.

    From Wiktionary

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