from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several plants of the composite family, especially a widely naturalized Eurasian plant (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) having flower heads with a yellow center and white rays. Also called oxeye daisy, white daisy.
- n. A low-growing European plant (Bellis perennis) having flower heads with pink or white rays. Also called English daisy.
- n. The flower head of any of these plants.
- n. Slang One that is deemed excellent or notable.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A wild flowering plant Bellis perennis of the Asteraceae family, with a yellow head and white petals
- n. Many other flowering plants of various species.
- n. boots or other footwear. From daisy roots.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A genus of low herbs (Bellis), belonging to the family Compositæ. The common English and classical daisy is Bellis perennis, which has a yellow disk and white or pinkish rays.
- n. The whiteweed (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum), the plant commonly called daisy in North America; -- called also oxeye daisy. See whiteweed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A common plant, Bellis perennis, natural order Compositæ, one of the most familiar wild plants of Europe, found in all pastures and meadows, and growing at a considerable height on mountains.
- n. One of various plants of other genera to which the name is popularly applied.
- n. Something pretty, fine, charming, or nice: as, she is a daisy.
- Pretty; fine; charming; nice.
- n. A kind of sea-anemone, Actinia bellis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of numerous composite plants having flower heads with well-developed ray flowers usually arranged in a single whorl
Middle English daisie, from Old English dæges ēage : dæges, genitive of dæg, day; see agh- in Indo-European roots + ēage, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Old English dæġes ēaġe ("day's eye") due to the flowers closing their blossoms during night. (Wiktionary)