eyebright

[ ahy-brahyt ]
/ ˈaɪˌbraɪt /

noun

any of various plants belonging to the genus Euphrasia, of the figwort family, as E. officinalis of Europe, formerly used for treating diseases of the eye.
the scarlet pimpernel.See under pimpernel.

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Origin of eyebright

First recorded in 1525–35; eye + bright

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eyebright
/ (ˈaɪˌbraɪt) /

noun

any scrophulariaceous annual plant of the genus Euphrasia, esp E. nemorosa, having small white-and-purple two-lipped flowers: formerly used in the treatment of eye disordersAlso called: euphrasy
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