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(of flowers, esp primulas) having the stigma on a short style below the anthers, which lie in the mouth of the corolla on big stamens Compare pin-eyed
Word Origin
C19: from thrum², because of the ring of anthers visible at the neck of the corolla
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  • 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.


    Reginald Crundall Punnett

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