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oxeye

[oks-ahy] /ˈɒksˌaɪ/
noun, plural oxeyes.
1.
any of several composite plants, especially of the genera Heliopsis and Buphthalum, having ray flowers surrounding a conspicuous disk.
2.
Informal. any of several shorebirds, as the least sandpiper.
3.
Architecture, oeil-de-boeuf.
Origin
late Middle English
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English; see ox, eye
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  • oxeye daisy is easily killed by intensive cultivation.
British Dictionary definitions for oxeye

oxeye

/ˈɒksˌaɪ/
noun
1.
any Eurasian plant of the genus Buphthalmum, having daisy-like flower heads with yellow rays and dark centres: family Asteraceae (composites)
2.
any of various North American plants of the related genus Heliopsis, having daisy-like flowers
3.
oxeye daisy, another name for daisy (sense 2)
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