narcissus

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Borrowing from Latin narcissus, from Ancient Greek νάρκισσος ‎(nárkissos).

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narcissus ‎(plural narcissuses or narcissi)

Narcissus (Narcissus poeticus)
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  1. Any of several bulbous flowering plants, of the genus Narcissus, having white or yellow cup- or trumpet-shaped flowers, notably the daffodil
    • 2014 September 26, Charles Quest-Ritson, “The Dutch garden where tulip bulbs live forever: Hortus Bulborum, a volunteer-run Dutch garden, is dedicated to conserving historic varieties before they vanish for good [print version: Inspired by a living bulb archive, 27 September 2014, p. G5]”[1], The Daily Telegraph (Gardening):
      At Hortus Bulborum you will find heirloom narcissi that date back at least to the 15th century and famous old tulips like 'Duc van Tol' (1595) and its sports.
  2. A beautiful young man, like the mythological Greek Narcissus

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