narcissus: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (när-sis'us), [key]
— pl. -cis•sus, -cis•sus•es, -cis•si
  1. any bulbous plant belonging to the genus Narcissus, of the amaryllis family, having showy yellow or white flowers with a cup-shaped corona.
  2. the flower of any of these plants.
  3. (cap.)a youth who fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool and wasted away from unsatisfied desire, whereupon he was transformed into the flower.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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