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[oks-ahyd] /ˈɒksˌaɪd/
having large, round eyes similar to those of an ox.
Origin of ox-eyed
First recorded in 1615-25; ox + eyed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for ox-eyed
Historical Examples
  • The ox-eyed women gazed at him with shy admiration, for his type drew them.

  • It is of quite desirable to keep hotels and be with that Juno—that ox-eyed Juno.

  • Stolid and ox-eyed, they stepped from their doorways into the narrow paths or upon the soft grass of the streets.

  • If the term "ox-eyed" ever applied to humanity, it is appropriate to the Maori women, who possess this one feature in perfection.

    Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou
  • ox-eyed Daisies may be used for a luncheon-table decoration very effectively.

    Bright Ideas for Entertaining Mrs. Herbert B. Linscott
  • Peggy let fall the ox-eyed daisy whose petals she had been counting, and turned toward him in dismay.

    Peggy Owen and Liberty Lucy Foster Madison
  • With wide, unseeing eyes she stared at a patch of green grass in front of her where ox-eyed daisies grew like golden stars.

    Peggy Owen and Liberty Lucy Foster Madison
  • Large eyes were the fashion, as may be readily judged from the many pictures of ox-eyed maids which have been preserved.

    Oriental Women

    Edward Bagby Pollard
  • She was a very beautiful goddess, "ox-eyed" in the quaint Greek phrase, that is, with large expressive eyes.

    Greek Sculpture Estelle M. Hurll
  • Juno was the most worthy of the goddesses, the most queenly; ox-eyed, says Homer; says Hesiod, golden-sandaled and golden-throned.

British Dictionary definitions for ox-eyed


having large round eyes, like those of an ox
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Word Origin and History for ox-eyed

1620s, from ox + eye (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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