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daisy

  

      n   pl   , -sies  
1    a small low-growing European plant, Bellis perennis, having a rosette of leaves and flower heads of yellow central disc flowers and pinkish-white outer ray flowers: family Compositae (composites)  
2      (Also called)    oxeye daisy, marguerite, moon daisy   a Eurasian composite plant, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, having flower heads with a yellow centre and white outer rays  
3    any of various other composite plants having conspicuous ray flowers, such as the Michaelmas daisy and Shasta daisy  
4    Slang   an excellent person or thing  
5    pushing up the daisies   dead and buried  
     (Old English dægesege day's eye)  
  daisied      adj  


Barberton daisy     
a sign outside a barber's shop consisting of a pole painted with red and white spiral stripes  
      n      See       gerbera  
     (from Barberton, a town in Mpumulanga Province, South Africa)  
daisy bush  
      n   any of various shrubs of the genus Olearia, of Australia and New Zealand, with daisy-like flowers: family Compositae (composites)  
daisy chain  
      n   a garland made, esp. by children, by threading daisies together  
lazy daisy stitch  
      n   an embroidery stitch consisting of a long chain stitch, usually used in making flower patterns  
Livingstone daisy  
      n   a gardener's name for various species of Mesembryanthemum, especially M. criniflorum, grown as garden annuals (though several are perennial) for their brightly coloured showy flowers  
     (C20: of unknown origin)  
Michaelmas daisy  
      n     (Brit)   any of various plants of the genus Aster that have small autumn-blooming purple, pink, or white flowers: family Compositae (composites)  
Shasta daisy  
      n   a Pyrenean plant, Chrysanthemum maximum, widely cultivated for its large white daisy-like flowers: family Compositae (composites)  
     (named after Mount Shasta in California)  
upsy-daisy   , upsadaisy  
      interj   an expression, usually of reassurance, uttered as when someone, esp. a child, stumbles or is being lifted up  
     (C18 up-a-daisy, irregularly formed from up (adv))  
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