DAISY

Black bees on the clover-heads drowsily clinging,
Where tall feathered grasses and buttercups sway;
And all through the fields a white sprinkle of daisies,
Open-eyed at the setting of day.

–Abba Woolson

DAISY

daisy [ˈdeɪzɪ]

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.  Also called oxeye daisy marguerite moon daisy 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

4. Slang an excellent person or thing

  1. DAISY: A feminine given name, commonly thought to be derived from the name of the flower.

  2.  The un-opened flower buds can be marinated and used in a similar way to capers.

  3. The prose game “He loves me, he loves me not” is associated with this flower.

  4. Daisy (cocktail), a traditional long drink consisting of a base spirit, lemon juice, sugar, and grenadine.

  5. “Daisy”, a song by Stone Temple Pilots from Tiny Music… Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop.

  6. Daisy Dukes, extremely short, form-fitting or cut-off denim shorts, named after The Dukes of Hazzard character Daisy Duke.

  7. A symbol of innocence and blamelessness.

  8. Provides protection against fairies.

  9. Pushing up the daisies: Dead and buried.

  10. Daisy chain may refer to a daisy garland created from daisy flowers.

  11. Daisy Duck is a cartoon character created in 1940 by Walt Disney Productions  as the girlfriend  of Donald Duck .

References: 

Daisy (Webster’s Dictionary)

 Shasta Daisies ( Garden.org)

Daisy ( Thefreedictionary.com)

Daisy (wikipedia.org)

The meaning of Daisy (nameberry.com)

Related Articles

Lyndon Johnson’s Daisy Ad (youtube)

“daisies of the world unite – you have nothing to lose but your chains” (wsj2day.com)

Daisy Chains (pixiedust4.wordpress.com)

10 thoughts on “DAISY

  1. Loving the first photo where the bee is clinging to Daisy.I shouldn’t be left behind;maybe I should start to call you Daisy.You are not just no.4 but no.1.:)

  2. Brilliant! Love the photos and the poem is really lovely too. I’d forgotten all about the Dukes of Hazard! LOL! And that cocktail sounds delicious… 😉 You are no.4: a real daisy! 😀

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