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



BrE BrE//nɑːˈsɪsəs//
; NAmE NAmE//nɑːrˈsɪsəs//
(pl. narcissi
BrE BrE//nɑːˈsɪsaɪ//
; NAmE NAmE//nɑːrˈsɪsaɪ//
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a plant with white or yellow flowers that appear in spring. There are many types of narcissus, including the daffodil. Word Originvia Latin from Greek narkissos, perhaps from narkē ‘numbness’, with reference to its narcotic effects.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: narcissus