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jon·quil  audio  (jngkwl, jn-) KEY 

NOUN:
A widely cultivated ornamental plant (Narcissus jonquilla) native chiefly to southern Europe, having long narrow leaves and short-tubed yellow flowers.

ETYMOLOGY:
Spanish junquilla, from the name Junquello, diminutive of junco, reed, from Latin iuncus


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