Jonquil meaning

jŏngkwəl, jŏn-
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Any of several yellow-flowered daffodils, especially Narcissus jonquilla, having long narrow leaves and fragrant flowers with a short corona.
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(loosely) Any narcissus.
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A fragrant bulb flower (Narcissus jonquilla), a species of daffodil.
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A shade of yellow.

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(rare) A female given name.
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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.

    From Wiktionary