Pronunciation: (när-sis'us), [key]
—pl. -cis•sus, -cis•sus•es, -cis•siPronunciation: (-sis'ē, -sis'ī) [key] for 1, 2.
1. any bulbous plant belonging to the genus Narcissus, of the amaryllis family, having showy yellow or white flowers with a cup-shaped corona.
2. the flower of any of these plants.
3. (cap.) Class. Myth.a youth who fell in love with his own image reflected in a pool and wasted away from unsatisfied desire, whereupon he was transformed into the flower.
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