noun any of numerous composite plants having flower heads with well-developed ray flowers usually arranged in a single whorl
, AS. dægeseage
day's eye, daisy. See Day
, and Eye
- (Bot.) (a) A genus of low herbs (Bellis), belonging to the family Compositæ. The common English and classical daisy is B. prennis, which has a yellow disk and white or pinkish rays. (b) The whiteweed (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum), the plant commonly called daisy in North America; -- called also oxeye daisy. See Whiteweed.
✍ The word daisy is also used for composite plants of other genera, as Erigeron, or fleabane.
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