From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Daisy \Dai"sy\ (d[=a]"z[y^]), n.; pl. Daisies (d[=a]"z[i^]z).
   [OE. dayesye, AS. d[ae]ges-e['a]ge day's eye, daisy. See
   Day, and Eye.] (Bot.)
   (a) A genus of low herbs (Bellis), belonging to the family
       Composit[ae]. The common English and classical daisy is
       Bellis perennis, which has a yellow disk and white or
       pinkish rays.
   (b) The whiteweed (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum), the plant
       commonly called daisy in North America; -- called also
       oxeye daisy. See Whiteweed.
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   Note: The word daisy is also used for composite plants of
         other genera, as Erigeron, or fleabane.
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   Michaelmas daisy (Bot.), any plant of the genus Aster, of
      which there are many species.

   Oxeye daisy (Bot.), the whiteweed. See Daisy
   (b) .
       [1913 Webster] daisybush
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