noun (plural narcissi /-sʌɪ/ or narcissuses)
- a bulbous Eurasian plant of a genus that includes the daffodil, especially (in gardening) one with flowers that have white or pale outer petals and a shallow orange or yellow cup in the centre.
- Genus Narcissus, family Liliaceae (or Amaryllidaceae): many species and varieties, in particular N. poeticus
via Latin from Greek narkissos, perhaps from narkē 'numbness', with reference to its narcotic effects
Spell narcissus with -ciss- in the middle. The plural can be spelled either narcissi (as in Latin) or narcissuses.