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British Dictionary definitions for thrum-eyed

thrum-eyed

adjective
  1. (of flowers, esp primulas) having the stigma on a short style below the anthers, which lie in the mouth of the corolla on big stamensCompare pin-eyed

Word Origin

C19: from thrum ², because of the ring of anthers visible at the neck of the corolla
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Examples from the Web for thrum-eyed

Historical Examples

  • They have been long known to children and gardeners, who call them thrum-eyed and pin-eyed.

    The Beauties of Nature

    Sir John Lubbock

  • Like the common primrose, the primula exhibits both pin-eyed and thrum-eyed varieties.

    Mendelism

    Reginald Crundall Punnett