narcissus narcissus  /nɑr ˈsɪ səs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) bulbous plant having erect linear leaves and showy yellow or white flowers either solitary or in clusters
  2. (n) (Greek mythology) a beautiful young man who fell in love with his own reflection

Usage(s):

  • One neighbor, a Flora Calhoun, recalled that as he sat at the piano he always kept a flower, usually a single narcissus, before him.

News

  • Snow Hill Baptist Church to hold Mission Day

    Snow Hill Baptist Church, Narcissus Road, Ore City, will hold its Annual Mission Day, Sunday, June 16, at 3 p.m. Special Guests are Rev. Willie L. Chism and the Living Green Church Family of Pittsburg.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: The Gilmer Mirror

Quotes

  1. "He photographed several of the most beautiful Technicolor movies ever made," film critic and historian Leonard Maltin told The Times on Wednesday. "I think 'Black Narcissus' is breathtaking, and that's the one that always stands out in my...
    on Apr 22, 2009 By: Leonard Maltin Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "He came into someone's living room," Mr. Howard said. "There was a bowl of narcissus bulbs in a dish, not doing very well. He started poking around and rearranging them, removing the water and the dirt, and he said, 'Now they'll be all...
    on Feb 23, 2008 By: Richard Howard Source: New York Times

  3. "We'd been asking for years about Powell and Pressburger," says Scorsese. "There was hardly anything written about their films at that time. We wondered how the same man who made A Matter of Life and Death, The Red Shoes, Black Narcissus, and...
    on May 13, 2009 By: Martin Scorsese Source: guardian.co.uk

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