The English word "daffodil" is a perversion of "asphodel," formerly written "affodil."
A second group is that of the Pseudonarcissi, constituting the genus Ajax of some botanists, of which the daffodil, N.
The daffodil (fig.
- Daffodil - (Narcissus Pseudonarcissus)-3 nat.
Long; maximus is a closely-related but still finer form; obvallaris (the Tenby daffodil) is an early form with uniformly yellow flowers.
The" Vindictive,"supported by two auxiliary vessels" Iris II."and" Daffodil,"was to assault the mole on its outer and western side and by creating an impression that this was the main operation, divert the enemy's fire from the blocking ships.
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And "Daffodil," cast them off.
This was a critical time, and it was four minutes past midnight when the little "Daffodil" came up and pushed the ship bodily into the mole.
The ship was being held into the mole by the "Daffodil," and if she were disabled it was practically certain that the men in the mole would not get back.
His own siren was riddled through and through, but the order was passed to the "Daffodil," and the shriek of its siren rose above the din.
The "Daffodil" began to pull her bows off the mole.
Bourne, Book of the Daffodil; Geo.
DAFFODIL, the common name of a group of plants of the genus Narcissus, and natural order Amaryllidaceae.
(See generally under NARCISSUS.) The common daffodil, N.
The Peruvian daffodil and the sea daffodil are species of the genus Ismene.
But prior to this accomplishment, back in 1992, an effort was begun to insert a gene from a daffodil and a gene from a soil bacteria into rice, allowing it to produce vitamin A. The resulting rice was yellow-orange in color and was named "Golden Rice."