Any of several types of ornamental, early-blooming, annual plants of the Narcissus genus, such as the yellow daffodil (Narcissus pseudonarcissus), and the jonquil (Narcissus jonquilla). Narcissus plants were used in Asia to produce a yellow dyes from the orange stamens or the ground bulbs.
Synonyms and Related Terms
The bulbs are poisonous and have been used as an emetic.
Resources and Citations
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998
- Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com Comment: "narcissus." Accessed 29 Sept. 2004.