American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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. The daisy is a great favorite, and several varieties are cultivated in gardens. In Scotland the field-daisy is called
gowan. See gowan.
- n. One of various plants of other genera to which the name is popularly applied. The wild plant generally known in the United States as the daisy is the Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum. (See
oxeye daisy, below.) In Australia the name daisy is given to several Compositæ, especially to species of Vitadenia and to Brachycome iberidifolia of the Swan River region, which is occasionally cultivated; in New Zealand, to species of Lagenophora. See phrases below.
- n. Something pretty, fine, charming, or nice: as, she is a daisy.
- Pretty; fine; charming; nice.
- n. A kind of sea-anemone, Actinia bellis.
- 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. Cockney rhyming slang boots or other footwear. From daisy roots.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A genus of low herbs (Bellis), belonging to the family
Compositæ. The common English and classical daisyis Bellis perennis, which has a yellow disk and white or pinkish rays.
- n. The whiteweed (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum), the plant commonly called
daisyin North America; -- called also oxeye daisy. See whiteweed.
- n. any of numerous composite plants having flower heads with well-developed ray flowers usually arranged in a single whorl
- Old English dæġes ēaġe ("day's eye") due to the flowers closing their blossoms during night. (Wiktionary)
- 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)
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“The butterfly next to the daisy is from when I was born.”
“But the word daisy is derived from "day's eye" meaning the sun.”
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“The word daisy was fashioned by speakers of Old English from the poetical "day's eye.”
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