JON'QUIL, n. [L. juncus, a rush.] A plant of the genus Narcissus or daffodil, bearing beautiful flowers, of various colors,yellow and white.
JON'QUIL, a. [Fr. jonquille; It. giunchiglia, giunco; L. juncus, a rush, and It. giglio, a lily. It is sometimes called the rush-leafed daffodil.]
A plant of the genus Narcissus, bearing beautiful flowers of various colors, yellow and white. – Encyc.
- 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.