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March 01, 2012


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Leek is cenhinen in Welsh, and daffodil is cenhinen Bedr (Peter's leek). Apparently the daffodil became popular in the 19th century because some people thought it more attractive than the leek.


Virtual Linguist

Thanks, Simon. Well, yes, I agree - it is more attractive, I think!


And why is it called Peter's leek? Why not David's, for example?

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