The Daisy wheel and printing technology
Yes, you’re right. A daisy is a flower and a daisy wheel is not. A daisy wheel is a kind of printer which is used during early 80’s. As far as I remember, as what my professor explained to us about the daisy wheel printer, this kind of printer got its name because it resembles and constructed like the flower, daisy. Below are some photos of Coleco Adam daisy wheel printer which was released on October of 1983 which costs $600 at that time.
This is an early type of printer that still uses a ribbon to do the printing which is also pretty much similar to the typewriter. The printer punches the symbol attached on its ends which in turn hits the ribbon which is coated with ink and then marks the symbol on the paper.