Definition of daisy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈdeɪzi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeɪzi//
(pl. daisies) Plants
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  • a small wild flower with white petals around a yellow centre; a taller plant with similar but larger flowers see also Michaelmas daisy See related entries: Plants
  • Word OriginOld English dæges ēage ‘day's eye’ (because the flower opens in the morning and closes at night).Idioms
    be pushing up (the) daisies
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    (old-fashioned, humorous) to be dead and in a grave
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: daisy