Birdseye

[burdz-ahy]
noun
Clarence, 1886–1956, U.S. inventor and businessman: developer of food-freezing process.
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bird's-eye

[burdz-ahy]
adjective
1.
seen from above, as by a bird in flight; panoramic: a bird's-eye view of the city.
2.
omitting many details; hasty; superficial; general: a bird's-eye view of ancient history.
3.
having spots or markings resembling birds', eyes: bird's-eye tweed.
noun, plural bird's-eyes.
4.
any of various plants having small, round, bright-colored flowers, as a primrose, Primula farinosa, or a speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys.
5.
Textiles.
a.
a woven, allover pattern on fabrics, characterized chiefly by small diamond shapes resembling the eye of a bird.
b.
a fabric having this pattern, especially a cotton used for diapers or a linen used for toweling.

Origin:
1590–1600; bird + 's1 + eye

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bird's-eye
 
adj
1.  a.  seen or photographed from high above
 b.  summarizing the main points of a topic; summary (esp in the phrase bird's-eye view)
2.  having markings resembling birds' eyes
 
n
3.  bird's-eye primrose a Eurasian primrose, Primula farinosa, having clusters of purplish flowers with yellow centres
4.  bird's-eye speedwell the usual US name for germander speedwell
5.  any of several other plants having flowers of two contrasting colours
6.  a pattern in linen and cotton fabrics, made up of small diamond shapes with a dot in the centre of each
7.  a linen or cotton fabric with such a pattern

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Birdseye created a new company, general seafood corporation, to promote this method.
Birdseye continued to work with the company, developing frozen food technology.
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