baby blue eyes

baby-blue-eyes

[bey-bee-bloo-ahyz]
noun, plural baby-blue-eyes. (used with a singular or plural verb)
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:
1885–90, Americanism; so called from fancied resemblance of its spots to eyes

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