a North American plant, Collinsia verna, of the figwort family, having long-stalked flowers with the upper lip white or purple and the lower lip blue.
Origin of blue-eyed Mary
An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
Also called innocence.
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British Dictionary definitions for blue-eyed mary
a blue-flowered boraginaceous plant, Omphalodes verna, native to S Europe and cultivated in Britain
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