HyperDic: daphne

English > 2 senses of the word daphne / Daphne:
NOUNplantdaphneany of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers
person Daphne(Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo
daphne / Daphne > pronunciation
Soundsdae'fniy
Rhymesabalone ... Zuni: 221 rhymes with niy...
English > daphne: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers.
Member ofgenus Daphneusually evergreen Eurasian shrubs
Narrowergarland flower, Daphne cneorumWidely cultivated low evergreen shrub with dense clusters of fragrant pink to deep rose flowers
mezereon, February daphne, Daphne mezereumsmall European deciduous shrub with fragrant lilac-colored flowers followed by red berries on highly toxic twigs
spurge laurel, wood laurel, Daphne laureolabushy Eurasian shrub with glossy leathery oblong leaves and yellow-green flowers
Broadershrub, bushA low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Catalandaphne
English > Daphne: 2 senses > noun 2, person
Meaning(Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo.
CategoryGreek mythologyThe mythology of the ancient Greeks
Broadernymph(classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden
SpanishDafne
CatalanDafne, Daphne

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