A field of daisies.
- An example of a daisy is a white wildflower used in a bouquet.
- An example of Daisy is the female character on the television show "The Dukes of Hazzard" who was famous for her short denim shorts, called "Daily Dukes."
- An example of a daisy is the best artwork in a gallery.
The definition of a daisy is a type of flower with white petals around a yellow center, or a female name, or is slang for something very good.
- a common plant (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) of the composite family, bearing flowers with white rays around a yellow disk; oxeye daisy
- any similar member of the composite family; esp., the English daisy
- the flower of any of these plants
- Slang something excellent
Origin of daisyMiddle English daies ie from Old English dæges eage, literally , day's eye from dæges, genitive of dæg, day + eage, eye
push up (the) daisies
Slang to be dead and buried
a feminine name
Origin of Daisyfrom daisy
- Any of several plants of the composite family, especially:a. A widely naturalized Eurasian plant (Leucanthemum vulgare syn. Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) having flower heads with a yellow center and white rays. Also called oxeye daisy . Also called white daisy .b. A low-growing plant (Bellis perennis) native to Europe and widely naturalized, having flower heads with white or pinkish rays. Also called English daisy .c. The flower head of any of these plants.
- Slang One that is deemed excellent or notable.
Origin of daisyMiddle English daisie from Old English dæges ēage dæges genitive of dæg day ; see agh- in Indo-European roots. ēage eye ; see okw- in Indo-European roots.
Old English dæġes ēaġe (“day's eye”) due to the flowers closing their blossoms during night.
- A female given name.
- A common name for a cow.