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oxeye

[ oks-ahy ]
/ ˈɒksˌaɪ /
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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.

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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
/ (ˈɒksˌaɪ) /

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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