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daisy

[O.E.,=day's eye], name for several common wildflowers of the family Asteraceae (asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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 family). The daisy of literature, the true daisy, is Bellis perennis, called in the United States English daisy. This is a low European plant, cultivated in the United States mostly in the double form, with heads of white, pink, or red flowers. The English daisy, which closes at night, has long been considered the flower of children and of innocence. A purple species native to the lower Mississippi basin is called Western daisy (Astranthum or Bellis integrifolium). The common, often weedy, daisy of the United States (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum), called also white, or oxeye, daisy, is native to Europe but naturalized in America. The white daisy is one of the plants named marguerite, but the usual marguerite in cultivation is C. frutescens, a bushy perennial with white or lemon-yellow flowers, native to the Canary Islands and called also Paris daisy. Among other plants called daisy, yellow daisy is a synonym for the black-eyed Susanblack-eyed Susan
or yellow daisy,
North American daisylike wildflower (Rudbeckia hirta) of the family Asteraceae (aster family) with yellow rays and a dark brown center. It is a weedy biennial or annual and grows in dry places.
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; Michaelmas daisy, for an asteraster
[Gr.,=star], common name for the Asteraceae (Compositae), the aster family, in North America, name for plants of the genus Aster, sometimes called wild asters, and for a related plant more correctly called China aster (Callistephus chinensis
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. The seaside daisy and daisy fleabane are species of the fleabanefleabane,
any plant of the genus Erigeron, widely distributed herbs of the family Asteraceae (aster family), especially abundant in temperate and mountainous regions of North America.
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 genus. Daisies are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.

What does it mean when you dream about a daisy?

Daisies can represent beauty, purity, and innocence. Their color also links them to the sun, and thus to enlightenment and illumination.

daisy

a flower traditionally displayed in homes during Easter season. [Christian Tradition: Jobes, 487]
See: Easter

daisy

symbol of blamelessness. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 173; Kunz, 328]

daisy

provides protection against fairies. [Flower Symbolism: Briggs, 87]

daisy

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 Asteraceae (composites)
2. a Eurasian composite plant, Leucanthemum vulgare 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

Daisy

A functional language.

["Daisy Programming Manual", S.D. Johnson, CS Dept TR, Indiana U, 1988].

DAISY

(Digital Accessible Information SYstem) See DTBook.
References in classic literature ?
He immediately perceived, from her tone, that Miss Daisy Miller's place in the social scale was low.
Winterbourne listened with interest to these disclosures; they helped him to make up his mind about Miss Daisy.
If, therefore, Miss Daisy Miller exceeded the liberal margin allowed to these young ladies, it was probable that anything might be expected of her.
Though he was impatient to see her, he hardly knew what he should say to her about his aunt's refusal to become acquainted with her; but he discovered, promptly enough, that with Miss Daisy Miller there was no great need of walking on tiptoe.
She will talk to him all she can; but he doesn't like her to talk to him," said Miss Daisy, opening her fan.
Miss Daisy Miller stopped and stood looking at him.
Daisy Miller looked out upon the mysterious prospect and then she gave another little laugh.
cried Miss Daisy Miller with a laugh; "I guess I know my own mother.
Winterbourne," said Miss Daisy Miller, introducing the young man very frankly and prettily.
Anyhow, it isn't so bad as it was at Dover," said Daisy Miller.
But this mother was not the Daisy of the plains nor of the daguerreotype.
Mr Daisy stopped to take a whiff at his pipe, which was going out, and then proceeded--at first in a snuffling tone, occasioned by keen enjoyment of the tobacco and strong pulling at the pipe, and afterwards with increasing distinctness: