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See also: Jonquil
jonquil (plural jonquils)
- (botany) A fragrant bulb flower (Narcissus jonquilla), a species of daffodil. [from 1660s]
- A shade of yellow. [from late 18th c.]
- 1842, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Lady Anne Granard, volume 1, page 187:
- She had a jonquil silk pelisse, a bonnet of the same colour, with a bird of paradise plume, looking very much like an illuminated butterfly.
- March 1920, Alice Ballantine Kirjassoff, “FORMOSA THE BEAUTIFUL”, in National Geographic Magazine, page 258:
- At sunset dusky ghosts of sampans, laden with families living up the river, glide homeward against a jonquil sky.