1 [usually as modifier] any of a number of plants with small flowers that have contrasting petals and centers, in particular.
- (also bird’s-eye primrose) a primrose with yellow-centered purple flowers (Primula farinosa, family Primulaceae). (also bird’s-eye speedwell) a speedwell with bright blue flowers,also known as germander speedwell.
2 (also bird's-eye chili or bird's-eye pepper) a small, very hot chili pepper. 3a small geometric pattern woven with a dot in the center, typically used in suiting and lining fabrics.