- Clarence,1886–1956, U.S. inventor and businessman: developer of food-freezing process.
- any of various plants having small, round, bright-colored flowers, as a primrose, Primula farinosa, or a speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys.
- 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.
Origin of bird's-eye
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Birdseye walked away with a personal profit of about $1 million and an annual salary of $50,000 to continue his experiments.
And that was what Birdseye wanted to do; his interest in fast-freezing was as a means to an end.
The ladies got a birdseye view of his caricatures in progress.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)
These forms of wood are known as birdseye, curly, and blister maple.
The figure is as handsome as in eastern maple, but birdseye is less frequent.
Laura's meek answer was, "Yes, Miss Birdseye; will you walk in?"
Why, I didnt know he sang, owned Mr. Birdseye, a mite puzzled.Local Color
Irvin S. Cobb
- seen or photographed from high above
- summarizing the main points of a topic; summary (esp in the phrase bird's-eye view)
- having markings resembling birds' eyes
- bird's-eye primrose a Eurasian primrose, Primula farinosa, having clusters of purplish flowers with yellow centres
- bird's-eye speedwell the usual US name for germander speedwell
- 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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