Definitions for: Jonquil


[n] widely cultivated ornamental plant native to southern Europe but naturalized elsewhere having fragrant yellow or white clustered flowers
[n] often used colloquially for any yellow daffodil



Webster (1913) Definition: Jon"quil, Jonquille Jon"quille, n. [F. jonquille,
fr. L. juncus a rush, because it has rushlike leaves.] (Bot.)
A bulbous plant of the genus Narcissus (N. Jonquilla),
allied to the daffodil. It has long, rushlike leaves, and
yellow or white fragrant flowers. The root has emetic
properties. It is sometimes called the {rush-leaved
daffodil}. See Illust. of Corona.

Synonyms: Narcissus jonquilla

See Also: daffodil, narcissus, Narcissus pseudonarcissus

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