Associations to the word «Daphne»

Wiktionary

DAPHNE, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Thymelaeaceae   — the daphnes, Old World shrubs with scented flowers and poisonous berries.
DAPHNE, proper noun. (Greek god) A dryad pursued by Apollo, who was turned into a laurel tree by the river god Peneus.
DAPHNE, proper noun. (astronomy) Short for 41 Daphne, a main belt asteroid.
DAPHNE, proper noun. A female given name.
DAPHNE, noun. (botany) Any one of least 50 species of shrub in the genus Daphne of the family Thymelaeaceae , some of which are grown as ornamentals.
DAPHNË, proper noun. Alternative spelling of Daphne

Dictionary definition

DAPHNE, noun. Any of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers.
DAPHNE, noun. (Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo.

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