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seen from above, as by a
in flight; panoramic:
a bird's-eye view of the city.
omitting many details; hasty; superficial; general:
a bird's-eye view of ancient history.
having spots or markings resembling the
of a bird:
any of various plants having small, round, bright-colored flowers, as a primrose,
or a speedwell,
a woven, allover pattern on fabrics, characterized chiefly by small diamond shapes resembling the eyes of a bird.
a fabric having this pattern, especially a cotton used for diapers or a linen used for toweling.
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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British Dictionary definitions for
seen or photographed from high above
summarizing the main points of a topic; summary (esp in the phrase
having markings resembling birds' eyes
a Eurasian primrose,
, having clusters of purplish flowers with yellow centres
the usual US name for
any of several other plants having flowers of two contrasting colours
a pattern in linen and cotton fabrics, made up of small diamond shapes with a dot in the centre of each
a linen or cotton fabric with such a pattern
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