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oxeye

[ oks-ahy ]

noun

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


oxeye

/ ˈɒksˌaɪ /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of oxeye1

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

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Example Sentences

The wind had dropped and the Copse was silent but for the spring chirp of an oxeye.

The ringing call of an oxeye overhead never was more clear, and blithe, and musical.

A costly Diamond, that had once sparkled in a lady's ring, lay in a field amid tall grasses and oxeye daisies.

In the house they should be given the same food as the oxeye, accustoming them to it at first by mixing bruised hemp-seed with it.

Their small size, and their notes have given them the familiar name of "peep," but near New York they are also called "oxeye."

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