Help with a non-vocabulary word

skibby (zone 4 Vermont)

I'm looking for a word I saw in a book to help me in writing a haiku. It's a nonsense word that means (I think) daffodil. It's more than one syllable and begins with "dilly". The book is by Cynthia Riggs and it's part of the Veronica Trumball series; I don't know which one. I did email the author to ask and she responded right away but didn't know the word. She responded in haiku form but interesting - she has too many syllables in the middle line. Ha!

I know I entered it in my log complete with that word, but I can't find it. Can any one help me out? It won't be much of an inspiration to my haiku if I can't find it. Plus today is National Great Poetry Reading Day.

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roxanna7

'Daffy-down-dilly' is one I've heard...

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carolyn_ky

That was my thought, Roxanna. Mother Goose: Daffy-down-dilly has come up to town; In a fine petticoat and a green gown.

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skibby (zone 4 Vermont)

I do believe that's it! Thanks so much. Now I can go ahead and write an award winning haiku. Thanks roxanna and carolyn.

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roxanna7

And you will be sure to post your haiku here, right? Right!

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skibby (zone 4 Vermont)

Yes, of course. It's true. Hmmmm...

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skibby (zone 4 Vermont)

Ok, you asked for it.

Daffy-down-dillies

lemon drops up through the grass

spiders are welcome.


Haha - I didn't say it was any good. I'd like to say I've written better ones but it isn't so.

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