[ bey-bee-bloo-ahyz ]

noun,plural ba·by-blue-eyes.(used with a singular or plural verb)
  1. any of several plants of the genus Nemophila, of western North America, especially N. menziesii, a low-growing plant having blue, white-centered flowers.

Origin of baby-blue-eyes

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

Words Nearby baby-blue-eyes Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use baby-blue-eyes in a sentence

  • Nicole LaPorte charts the rise and spectacular downfall of the star with the baby-blue eyes.

    Mel Gibson's Downfall | Nicole LaPorte | July 12, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • Such a dear wee baby, I think you would have called it; so neat and tiny, and with such nice baby-blue eyes.

    A Christmas Child | Mrs. Molesworth
  • It is nothing to do with myself, he conceded, with the spirit of a man looking at her from his baby-blue eyes.

    The Wayfarers | Mary Stewart Cutting
  • Mrs. Davis hesitated and rolled her baby-blue eyes at him from under her heavily beaded lashes as she giggled.

    Lightnin' | Frank Bacon
  • Dig the sleep out of your baby blue eyes, and slide us down three thousand.

    Dave Dawson with the R.A.F | R. Sidney Bowen
  • Neither had Trudy been able to win Steve by her Titian curls, baby-blue eyes, and obese compliments.

    The Gorgeous Girl | Nalbro Bartley