American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several Eurasian shrubs of the genus Daphne often cultivated for their glossy evergreen foliage and clusters of small, bell-shaped flowers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. in botany, a genus of small erect or trailing shrubs of the natural order Thymeleaceœ, including about 40 species of the temperate regions of Europe and Asia. Some of the species are cultivated in gardens for their beauty or fragrance, others are of medicinal importance, and a few are employed in the manufacture of hemp and paper from the tough stringy bark. The most generally known species are the daphne-or spurge-laurel, D. Laureola, with evergreen leaves and green axillary flowers; the mezereon, D. Mezereum, with very fragrant flowers; the spurge-flax, D. Gnidium; and D. Cneorum, a trailing shrub with a profusion of bright rose-colored and exquisitely fragrant flowers. The bark and the fruit of the mezereon and some other species have strongly acrid properties, and have been used for various purposes in medicine.
- n. A plant of this genus.
- n. botany Any one of least 50 species of shrub of the Thymelaeaceae family, some of which are grown as ornamentals.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of diminutive Shrubs, mostly evergreen, and with fragrant blossoms.
- n. (Myth.) A nymph of Diana, fabled to have been changed into a laurel tree.
- n. any of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers
- n. (Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo
- From the Ancient Greek δάφνη (daphnē, "laurel"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin daphnē, laurel, from Greek. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Oh, come here!" said Ellen, pulling him toward the flowerstand, – "and tell me what this daphne is like – you need not see that, only smell it, that's enough; – do John, and tell me what it is like!”
“I mean wtf. .daphne is supposed to be hot. .this one looks okay but she’s either fat or pregnant in her 4rth month which looks nothing like the athletic daphne we know.”
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“WHAT: Variegated winter daphne, also known as daphne odora aureomarginata, is a fragrant evergreen shrub that releases a sweet scent into the air in March and April.”
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“From somewhere to my left the smell of daphne was lifted on the breeze.”
“I did catch the end of the daphne season and woke each morning to the glorious scent.”
“To Jules -- our most fragrant daphne shrubs are blooming as we speak -- a winter bloomer with the most gorgeous perfume ever -- it lifts my heart in winter while waiting for the Spring lift -- and I hope it will lift your heart when u may be grieving.”
“No—But as fast as I could name the flowers, the scent grew past them and encompassed others, sweet and sharp, so different and so strong my mind was painted now with scattered pinks, now with blood-black roses and with white daphne.”
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