Michaelmas daisy(Bot.), any plant of the genus Aster, of which there are many species.Oxeye daisy(Bot.), the whiteweed. See Daisy (b).

(Dak) n. [Hind. &dsdotak.] Post; mail; also, the mail or postal arrangements; — spelt also dawk, and dauk. [India]

Dak boat, a mail boat. Percy Smith.Dak bungalow, a traveler's rest- house at the end of a dak stage.To travel by dak, to travel by relays of palanquins or other carriage, as fast as the post along a road.

(Da"ker Da"kir) n. [See Dicker.] (O. Eng. & Scots Law) A measure of certain commodities by number, usually ten or twelve, but sometimes twenty; as, a daker of hides consisted of ten skins; a daker of gloves of ten pairs. Burrill.

Daker hen
(Da"ker hen`) [Perh. fr. W. crecial the daker hen; crec a sharp noise (creg harsh, hoarse, crechian to scream) + iar hen; or cf. D. duiken to dive, plunge.] (Zoöl.) The corncrake or land rail.

(Da*koit", n., Da*koit"y), n. See Dacoit, Dacoity.

Dakota group
(Da*ko"ta group`) (Geol.) A subdivision at the base of the cretaceous formation in Western North America; — so named from the region where the strata were first studied.

3. A dairy farm. [R.]

Dairy is much used adjectively or in combination; as, dairy farm, dairy countries, dairy house or dairyhouse, dairyroom, dairywork, etc.

(Dai"ry*ing), n. The business of conducting a dairy.

(Dai"ry*maid`) n. A female servant whose business is the care of the dairy.

(Dai"ry*man) n.; pl. Dairymen A man who keeps or takes care of a dairy.

(Dai"ry*wom`an) n.; pl. Dairywomen A woman who attends to a dairy.

(Da"is) n. [OE. deis, des, table, dais, OF. deis table, F. dais a canopy, L. discus a quoit, a dish (from the shape), LL., table, fr. Gr. a quoit, a dish. See Dish.]

1. The high or principal table, at the end of a hall, at which the chief guests were seated; also, the chief seat at the high table. [Obs.]

2. A platform slightly raised above the floor of a hall or large room, giving distinction to the table and seats placed upon it for the chief guests.

3. A canopy over the seat of a person of dignity. [Obs.] Shiply.

(Dai"sied) a. Full of daisies; adorned with daisies. "The daisied green." Langhorne.

The grass all deep and daisied.
G. Eliot.

(Dai"sy) n.; pl. Daisies [OE. dayesye, AS. dæges-eáge day's eye, daisy. See Day, and Eye.] (Bot.) (a) A genus of low herbs belonging to the family Compositæ. The common English and classical daisy is B. perennis, which has a yellow disk and white or pinkish rays. (b) The whiteweed (Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum), the plant commonly called daisy in North America; — called also oxeye daisy. See Whiteweed.

The word daisy is also used for composite plants of other genera, as Erigeron, or fleabane.

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