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baby-blue-eyes

[bey-bee-bloo-ahyz] /ˈbeɪ biˈbluˌaɪz/
noun, plural baby-blue-eyes. (used with a singular or plural verb)
1.
any of several plants of the genus Nemophila, of western North America, especially N. menziesii, a low-growing plant having blue, white-centered flowers.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90, Americanism; so called from fancied resemblance of its spots to eyes
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