From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Jonquil \Jon"quil\, Jonquille \Jon"quille\, n. [F. jonquille,
   fr. L. juncus a rush, because it has rushlike leaves.] (Bot.)
   A bulbous plant of the genus Narcissus ({Narcissus
   Jonquilla}), allied to the daffodil. It has long, rushlike
   leaves, and yellow or white fragrant flowers. The root has
   emetic properties. It is sometimes called the {rush-leaved
   daffodil}. See Illust. of Corona.
   [1913 Webster]
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