from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Either of two plants, Chrysanthemum frutescens of the Canary Islands, or C. leucanthemum of Eurasia, having white or pale yellow flowers that resemble those of the common American daisy. Also called Paris daisy.
  • n. Any of several similar or related plants having daisylike flowers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare).

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The daisy (Bellis perennis). The name is often applied also to the ox-eye daisy and to the China aster.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common European daisy, Bellis perennis.
  • n. A species from Teneriffe, Chrysanthemum frutescens, also called Paris daisy, closely resembling the common oxeye daisy, but with leaves more dissected.
  • n. In decorative design, a small flat rosette which resembles the common daisy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. perennial subshrub of the Canary Islands having usually pale yellow daisylike flowers; often included in genus Chrysanthemum
  • n. tall leafy-stemmed Eurasian perennial with white flowers; widely naturalized; often placed in genus Chrysanthemum


French, from Old French margarite, daisy, pearl, from Latin margarīta, pearl, from Greek margarītēs; see margarite.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French marguerite (Wiktionary)



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