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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

DA'ISY, n. A plant of the genus Bellis, of several varieties. The blue daisy belongs to the genus Globularia, as does the globe daisy; the greater or ox-eye daisy belongs to the genus Chrysanthemum; and the middle daisy, to the Doronicum.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: any of numerous composite plants having flower heads with well-developed ray flowers usually arranged in a single whorl

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural daisies) Etymology: Middle English dayeseye, from Old English dæges?age, from dæg day + ?age eye Date: before 12th century 1. a composite plant (as of the genera Bellis or Chrysanthemum) having a flower head with well-developed ray flowers usually arranged in one or a few whorls: as a. a low European herb (Bellis perennis) with white or pink ray flowers — called also English daisy b. a leafy-stemmed perennial herb (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) with long white ray flowers and a yellow disk that was introduced into the United States from Europe — called also oxeye daisy 2. the flower head of a daisy 3. a first-rate person or thing 4. capitalized a member of a program of the Girl Scouts for girls in kindergarten and first grade

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) 1 a a small composite plant, Bellis perennis, bearing flowers each with a yellow disc and white rays. b any other plant with daisy-like flowers, esp. the larger ox-eye daisy, the Michaelmas daisy, or the Shasta daisy. 2 sl. a first-rate specimen of anything. Phrases and idioms: daisy-chain a string of daisies threaded together. daisy-cutter Cricket a ball bowled so as to roll along the ground. daisy wheel Computing a disc of spokes extending radially from a central hub, each terminating in a printing character, used as a printer in word processors and typewriters. pushing up the daisies sl. dead and buried. Etymology: OE dæges eage day's eye, the flower opening in the morning

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Daisy Dai"sy, n.; pl. Daisies. [OE. dayesye, AS. d[ae]ges?eage day's eye, daisy. See Day, and Eye.] (Bot.) (a) A genus of low herbs (Bellis), belonging to the family Composit[ae]. The common English and classical daisy is B. prennis, which has a yellow disk and white or pinkish rays. (b) The whiteweed (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum), the plant commonly called daisy in North America; -- called also oxeye daisy. See Whiteweed. Note: The word daisy is also used for composite plants of other genera, as Erigeron, or fleabane. Michaelmas daisy (Bot.), any plant of the genus Aster, of which there are many species. Oxeye daisy (Bot.), the whiteweed. See Daisy (b) .

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Daisy Dai"sy, n.; pl. Daisies. [OE. dayesye, AS. d[ae]ges?eage day's eye, daisy. See Day, and Eye.] (Bot.) (a) A genus of low herbs (Bellis), belonging to the family Composit[ae]. The common English and classical daisy is B. prennis, which has a yellow disk and white or pinkish rays. (b) The whiteweed (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum), the plant commonly called daisy in North America; -- called also oxeye daisy. See Whiteweed. Note: The word daisy is also used for composite plants of other genera, as Erigeron, or fleabane. Michaelmas daisy (Bot.), any plant of the genus Aster, of which there are many species. Oxeye daisy (Bot.), the whiteweed. See Daisy (b) .

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(daisies) A daisy is a small wild flower with a yellow centre and white petals. N-COUNT

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