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Meaning of Daphne

Daph•ne

Pronunciation: (daf'nē), [key]
— n.
  1. a nymph who, when pursued by Apollo, was saved by being changed into a laurel tree.
  2. (l.c.)any Eurasian shrub belonging to the genus Daphne, certain species of which, as D. mezereum, are cultivated for their fragrant flowers.
  3. a female given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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