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blue-eyed Mary

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noun

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.

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Origin of blue-eyed Mary

An Americanism dating back to 1890–95
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blue-eyed Mary

noun

a blue-flowered boraginaceous plant, Omphalodes verna, native to S Europe and cultivated in Britain
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