baby-blue-eyes

[ bey-bee-bloo-ahyz ]
/ ˈbeɪ biˈbluˌaɪz /
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noun, plural ba·by-blue-eyes. (used with a singular or plural verb)

any of several plants of the genus Nemophila, of western North America, especially N. menziesii, a low-growing plant having blue, white-centered flowers.

Nearby words

  1. baby tooth,
  2. baby wipe,
  3. baby's breath,
  4. baby's-breath,
  5. baby's-tears,
  6. baby-boomer,
  7. baby-bouncer,
  8. baby-face,
  9. baby-minder,
  10. baby-mother

Origin of baby-blue-eyes

An Americanism dating back to 1885–90; so called from fancied resemblance of its spots to eyes

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