from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several chiefly Mediterranean plants of the genera Asphodeline and Asphodelus in the lily family, having linear leaves and elongate clusters of white, pink, or yellow flowers.
- n. Any of several other plants, such as the bog asphodel.
- n. In Greek poetry and mythology, the flowers of Hades and the dead, sacred to Persephone.
- n. In early English and French poetry, the daffodil.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Flowering plants of the Asphodelaceae family, especially Asphodelus ramosus and Asphodelus albus; the flowers of these plants.
- n. The flower said to carpet Hades, and a favorite food of the dead.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A general name for a plant of the genus Asphodelus. The asphodels are hardy perennial plants, several species of which are cultivated for the beauty of their flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of various species of Asphodelus, a genus of plants, natural order Liliaceæ, natives of southern Europe.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various chiefly Mediterranean plants of the genera Asphodeline and Asphodelus having linear leaves and racemes of white or pink or yellow flowers
Latin asphodelus, from Greek asphodelos.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ἀσφόδελος (asphodelos). (Wiktionary)