[ 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.
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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
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Example sentences from the Web for baby-blue-eyes
This beautiful Nemophila is a more fragile flower than its sister, the baby-blue-eyes.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons
There are some baby-blue-eyes, and yonder dry field is brilliant with the colors of many others.Conservation Reader|Harold W. Fairbanks