daffodowndilly love

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  • n. the daffodil.

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Examples

  • She had put a daffodowndilly behind each ear, and twisted a dandelion chain around her neck.

    The Iron Woman

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  • Daffodowndilly. This plant has a lily-flower, consisting of one leaf, which is bell-shaped, and cut into six segments, which encircle its middle like a crown; but the empalement, which commonly rises out of a membranous vagina, turns to an oblong or roundish fruit, which is triangular, and gapes in three parts; is divided into three cells, and full of roundish seeds. Miller.

    Strew me the green ground with daffodowndillies,
    And cowslips, and kingcups, and loved lilies. Spenser.

    Bid Amaranthus all his beauty shed,
    And daffodillies fill their cups with tears,
    To strew the laureate herse where Lycid lies. Milton.

    April 19, 2011