blue-eyed Mary

blue-eyed Mary

noun
a North American plant, Collinsia verna, of the figwort family, having long-stalked flowers with the upper lip white or purple and the lower lip blue.
Also called innocence.


Origin:
1890–95, Americanism

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blue-eyed Mary
 
n
a blue-flowered boraginaceous plant, Omphalodes verna, native to S Europe and cultivated in Britain

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