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  1. (of flowers, esp primulas) having the stigma in the mouth of the corolla, on the end of a long style with the stamens lower in the tubeCompare thrum-eyed
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  • They have been long known to children and gardeners, who call them thrum-eyed and pin-eyed.

    The Beauties of Nature

    Sir John Lubbock

  • The former occur in the so-called thrum-eyed primroses (fig. 61), the latter in the “pin-eyed.”