- 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.
Origin of oxeye
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Examples from the Web for oxeye
The farmer in this locality must have an alert eye for Canada thistles and oxeye daisy.Usury
I have seen an oxeye attack a quail and kill it in this way.The Natural History of Cage Birds
J. M. Bechstein
The wind had dropped and the Copse was silent but for the spring chirp of an oxeye.Lives of the Fur Folk
M. D. Haviland
An oxeye daisy, p. 31, may be placed in center of canape, in the wreath of parsley.The Laurel Health Cookery
Evora Bucknum Perkins
The ringing call of an oxeye overhead never was more clear, and blithe, and musical.In the West Country
Francis A. Knight
- 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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