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  1. (noun, plant) any of several ornamental shrubs with shiny mostly evergreen leaves and clusters of small bell-shaped flowers
  2. (noun, person) (Greek mythology) a nymph who was transformed into a laurel tree to escape the amorous Apollo

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Origin of the word Daphne

  1. fem. proper name, from Gk. daphne "laurel, bay tree;" in mythology the name of a nymph, daughter of the river Peneus, metamorphosed into a laurel by Gaia to save her from being ravished as she was pursued by Apollo. more

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Words that sound like Daphne

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