pheasant's-eye

pheasant's-eye

noun
Eurasian herb cultivated for its deep red flowers with dark centers 
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pheasant's-eye

(species Adonis annua), annual herbaceous plant of the buttercup family (Ranunculaceae) native to Eurasia and grown in garden borders and for cut flowers. It is 20 to 40 cm (8 to 16 inches) tall and is noted for its small, red flowers with prominent dark centres.

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