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DAPHNE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Daphne mean? 

DAPHNE (noun)
  The noun DAPHNE has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: DAPHNE used as a noun is rare.


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DAPHNE (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("daphne" is a kind of...):

bush; shrub (a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "daphne"):

Daphne cneorum; garland flower (widely cultivated low evergreen shrub with dense clusters of fragrant pink to deep rose flowers)

Daphne laureola; spurge laurel; wood laurel (bushy Eurasian shrub with glossy leathery oblong leaves and yellow-green flowers)

Daphne mezereum; February daphne; mezereon (small European deciduous shrub with fragrant lilac-colored flowers followed by red berries on highly toxic twigs)

Holonyms ("daphne" is a member of...):

genus Daphne (usually evergreen Eurasian shrubs)


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Meaning:

(Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("Daphne" is a kind of...):

nymph ((classical mythology) a minor nature goddess usually depicted as a beautiful maiden)

Domain category:

Greek mythology (the mythology of the ancient Greeks)


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