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 for Narcissus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Narcissus \Nar*cis"sus\ (n[aum]r*s[i^]s"s[u^]s), n.; pl.
     Narcissuses. [L. narcissus, and (personified) Narcissus,
     Gr. na`rkissos, Na`rkissos, fr. na`rkh torpor, in allusion to
     the narcotic properties of the flower. Cf. Narcotic.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Bot.) A genus of endogenous bulbous plants with handsome
        flowers, having a cup-shaped crown within the six-lobed
        perianth, and comprising the daffodils and jonquils of
        several kinds.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Classical Myth.) (Capitalized)A beautiful youth fabled to
        have been enamored of his own image as seen in a fountain,
        and to have been changed into the flower called Narcissus.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  26 Moby Thesaurus words for "Narcissus":
     Adonis, Aphrodite, Apollo, Apollo Belvedere, Astarte, Balder,
     Cleopatra, Freya, Hebe, Hyperion, Venus, Venus de Milo, braggart,
     egocentric, egoist, egotist, houri, individualist, know-it-all,
     narcissist, narcist, no modest violet, peri, smart aleck,
     swellhead, the Graces

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     daffodil, a Roman whom Paul salutes (Rom. 16:11). He is supposed
     to have been the private secretary of the emperor Claudius. This
     is, however, quite uncertain.

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Narcissus, astonishment; stupidity

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