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White daffodils with yellow center.


1) A light, bright yellow pigment made of cadmium sulfide.

2) A bright yellow dye extracted from daffodil flowers, especially the orange centers on the small white narcissus flowers.

Synonyms and Related Terms

narcissus; jonquil; narcisse (Fr.);

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • R.J. Adrosko, Natural Dyes in the United States, Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, DC, 1968
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998