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Namaqualand daisy, noun phrase

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EnglishShow more Namaqualand (see Namaqualander) + English daisy.
The annual plant Dimorphotheca sinuata of the Asteraceae, originally a wild flower indigenous to Namaqualand but now widely cultivated; its daisy-like yellow, orange, or white flowers; Cape marigold, see Cape sense 2 a; also called African daisy. Also occasionally Namaqua daisy.
[c1911 C.L. Biden in S. Playne Cape Col. 618The Namaqualand marigold (Dimorphotheca auratiaca) seems to spring up in a single night; and the veld that was parched and dry a few days before the rainfalls resembles one continuous Persian carpet.]
1994 M. Wasserfall in S. Afr. Garden & Home Sept. 4How wonderful are the Namaqua daisies, the freesias, sparaxis, bobbejaantjies, felicias and all the other colourful flowers that greet us at this time.
The annual plant Dimorphotheca sinuata of the Asteraceae, originally a wild flower indigenous to Namaqualand but now widely cultivated; its daisy-like yellow, orange, or white flowers; Cape marigold, see Cape2 a; also called African daisy. Also occasionally Namaqua daisy.

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