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daffodil Tweet Definition of daffodil Like Definition of daffodil on Facebook
  1. A bulbous plant, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, with yellow flowers and a trumpet shaped corona.
  2. The national flower of Wales.
  3. (colour) a brilliant yellow color, like that of a daffodil.
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  1. (colour) of a brilliant yellow color, like that of a daffodil.
dahlia Tweet Definition of dahlia Like Definition of dahlia on Facebook
noun (wikispecies)
  1. Any plant of the genus Dahlia, tuberous perennial flowering plants native to Mexico.
Daisy Tweet Definition of Daisy Like Definition of Daisy on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, female),from the English noun daisy
damson Tweet Definition of damson Like Definition of damson on Facebook
noun (plural: damsons)
  1. A deciduous tree, Prunus insititia, native to Eurasia and related to the plum.
  2. The edible fruit of this tree.
  1. The color of the fruit of this tree, a very deep purple.
dandelion Tweet Definition of dandelion Like Definition of dandelion on Facebook
  1. (countable) Any of the several species of plant in the genus Taraxacum, characterised yellow flower heads and notched, broad-ended leaf, leaves, especially the common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale).
  2. (countable) The flower head or fruiting head of the dandelion plant.
  3. (context, uncountable, color) A yellow colour, like that of the flower.
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  1. (colour) of a yellow colour, like that of the flower.
dasheen Tweet Definition of dasheen Like Definition of dasheen on Facebook
  1. the edible starchy yellow tubers of the taro plant
date palm Tweet Definition of date palm Like Definition of date palm on Facebook
  1. A palm tree, Phoenix dactylifera, whose fruit is the date.
deadly nightshade Tweet Definition of deadly nightshade Like Definition of deadly nightshade on Facebook
  1. The plant Atropa belladonna, a perennial shrub of the nightshade family that contains high concentrations of the alkaloid atropine which can be deadly if taken in excess.
delicious Tweet Definition of delicious Like Definition of delicious on Facebook
adjective ((compar): more delicious, (superl): most delicious)
  1. Pleasing to taste; tasty.
dewberry Tweet Definition of dewberry Like Definition of dewberry on Facebook
noun (plural: dewberries)
  1. Small brambles of the genus Rubus which have stems that trail along the ground.
  2. The purple to black berries of these plants.
Dianthus Tweet Definition of Dianthus Like Definition of Dianthus on Facebook
  1. (botany) A genus of about 300 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, including carnations, pinks, and sweet william.
digitalis Tweet Definition of digitalis Like Definition of digitalis on Facebook
noun (digitales)
  1. A genus of herbaceous shrubs of the Scrophulariaceae family, including the foxglove, Digitalis purpurea.
  2. A medical extract of Digitalis purpurea prescribed for heart failure etc.
    • 2001: The ancient remedy , extracted from the foxglove plant, for example, acts by blocking sodium channels in heart muscle, preventing potentially dangerous overactivity. " Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 25)
dock Tweet Definition of dock Like Definition of dock on Facebook
  1. A body of water between two piers or wharves.
  2. (of a ship) Being in the harbour area.
  3. The action of joining two items together.
  4. The action of reducing wages.
  5. A burdock plant, or the leaves of that plant.
  6. (slang, also doc) A documentary or docudrama.
  7. Part of a courtroom where accused sits.
  8. a section of a hotel or restaurant, as in coffee dock
  9. A male given name.
  10. (Scots slang, also doc) the buttocks or anus.
  1. To land at a harbour.
  2. To join two moving items.
  3. To reduce wages; to deduct.
  4. To cut off a section of an animal's tail.
dodder Tweet Definition of dodder Like Definition of dodder on Facebook
  1. any of several parasitic vines, of the genus Cuscuta, having small white flowers but no leaves
  1. (intransitive) to shake or tremble as one moves, especially as of old age or childhood; to totter
dog rose Tweet Definition of dog rose Like Definition of dog rose on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Dog Rose)
  1. the European wild rose having fragrant white or pink flowers and stems with sharp spines
dogwood Tweet Definition of dogwood Like Definition of dogwood on Facebook
  1. Any of various small trees of the genus Cornus, especially the wild cornel and the flowering cornel
  2. The wood of such trees and shrubs.
  3. A wood or tree similar to this genus, used in different parts of the world.
dragon Tweet Definition of dragon Like Definition of dragon on Facebook
  1. A serpentine legendary creature
  1. (Western) A gigantic beast, typically reptilian with leathery bat-like wings, lion-like claws, scaly skin and a serpent-like tail, often with fiery breath.
    • c.1900 " w:Edith Nesbit, Edith Nesbit, s:The Last of the Dragons, The Last of the Dragons
    • :But as every well-brought-up prince was expected to kill a , and rescue a princess, the dragons grew fewer and fewer till it was often quite hard for a princess to find a dragon to be rescued from.
    • (Eastern) A large snake-like lizard with the eyes of a hare, the horns of a stag, and the claws of a tiger
    • 1913 " w:Sax Rohmer, Sax Rohmer, s:The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu, ch XIII
    • :These tapestries were magnificently figured with golden dragons; and as the serpentine bodies gleamed and shimmered in the increasing radiance, each , I thought, intertwined its glittering coils more closely with those of another.
      1. A large reptile, especially a Komodo dragon.
      2. The constellation Draco.
    • 1605 " w:William Shakespeare, William Shakespeare, s:The Tragedy of King Lear, King Lear, i 2
    • :My father compounded with my mother vnder the Dragons taile, and my nativity was vnder Vrsa Maior.
      1. (pejorative) An unpleasant woman; a harridan.
      She"s a bit of a .
duckweed Tweet Definition of duckweed Like Definition of duckweed on Facebook
noun (s, -, pl2=duckweed)
  1. Any of several reduced floating aquatic plants in the family Lemnaceae.
durian Tweet Definition of durian Like Definition of durian on Facebook
  1. Any of several trees, genus Durio, of southeast Asia.
  2. The spiky edible fruit of this tree.
Dutch clover Tweet Definition of Dutch clover Like Definition of Dutch clover on Facebook
  1. Common English name for Trifolium repens, an important fodder plant also called white clover.

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