Definition of Jonquil

1. Noun. Widely cultivated ornamental plant native to southern Europe but naturalized elsewhere having fragrant yellow or white clustered flowers.

Exact synonyms: Narcissus Jonquilla
Generic synonyms: Narcissus



2. Noun. Often used colloquially for any yellow daffodil.

Definition of Jonquil

1. n. 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.

Definition of Jonquil

1. Proper noun. (rare) (English female given name). ¹

2. Noun. A fragrant bulb flower (''Narcissus jonquilla''). ¹

3. Noun. A species of daffodil. ¹

4. Noun. A shade of yellow. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Jonquil

1. a perennial herb [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jonquil

joncanoes
jones fracture
jonesed
joneses
jonesing
jonesite
jong
jongleur
jongleurs
jongs
jonidan
jonkmanskas
jonnycake
jonnycakes
jonokuchi
jonquil (current term)
jonquille
jonquils
jonties
jonty
jook
jook-sing
jook-sings
jook house
jook joint
jook joints
jooked
jookeries
jookery
jooking

Literary usage of Jonquil

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1. Hand-book of Chemistry by Leopold Gmelin, Henry Watts (1860)
"Full-blown jonquil-flowers yield jonquil-camphor in yellowish, ... Contained in peculiar cells of jonquil-flowers, which are not penetrated by the ether. ..."

2. The Gardeners Dictionary: Containing the Methods of Cultivating and ...by Philip Miller by Philip Miller (1735)
"С. SP Single Yellow jonquil, with a large oblong Cup. 34. NARCISSUS ; func'iM'ius, flo- rt pleno. С/и/. Cur. faß. Double Yellow jonquil. 33. ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"The oil reaches commerce only in the form of jonquil pomade, which is prepared by the absorption process, and possesses an excellent odor. ..."

4. The Painter, Gilder, and Varnisher's Companion: Containing Rules and (1867)
"jonquil.—Yellow, pink, and white lead. This colour is only proper for distemper. Lemon Yellow.—Realgar and orpiment. Some object to this mixture, ..."

5. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"They are charming planted in the growing grass of greensward, but they run FRAGRANT jonquil. (NARCISSUS ODORUS.) (NARCISSUS PSEUDO-NARCISSUS. ..."

6. A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Colors for Painting: Comprising by Jean René Denis Riffault des Hêtres, Armand Denis Vergnaud, G. Alvar Toussaint (1874)
"jonquil Chrome Yellow of Winterfeld. The jonquil chrome yellow of Mr. Winterfeld is a basic chromate of lead which is not calcined. ..."

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