baby-blue-eyes

[ bey-bee-bloo-ahyz ]
/ ˈbeɪ biˈbluˌaɪz /

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.

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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