oxeye

[oks-ahy]
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noun, plural ox·eyes.

any of several composite plants, especially of the genera Heliopsis and Buphthalum, having ray flowers surrounding a conspicuous disk.
Informal. any of several shorebirds, as the least sandpiper.
Architecture. oeil-de-boeuf.

Nearby words

  1. oxbow lake,
  2. oxbridge,
  3. oxcart,
  4. oxen,
  5. oxenstierna,
  6. oxeye daisy,
  7. oxfam,
  8. oxford,
  9. oxford accent,
  10. oxford and cambridge universities

Origin of oxeye

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at ox, eye

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British Dictionary definitions for oxeye

oxeye

noun

any Eurasian plant of the genus Buphthalmum, having daisy-like flower heads with yellow rays and dark centres: family Asteraceae (composites)
any of various North American plants of the related genus Heliopsis, having daisy-like flowers
oxeye daisy another name for daisy (def. 2)
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