Any of several yellow-flowered daffodils, especially Narcissus jonquilla, having long narrow leaves and fragrant flowers with a short corona.
(loosely) Any narcissus.
A shade of yellow.
(rare) A female given name.
Origin of jonquil
- Spanish junquilla from diminutive of junco reed from Latin iuncus
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From jonquil; one of the flower names invented in the 19th century.