brown-eyed Susan

[ broun-ahyd ]
/ ˈbraʊnˌaɪd /


a composite plant, Rudbeckia triloba, of the southeastern U.S., having a single flower with yellow rays darkening to an orange orbrown at the base and a brownish-black disk.

Origin of brown-eyed Susan

An Americanism dating back to 1905–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019