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oxeye

Syllabification: ox·eye
Pronunciation: /ˈäksˌī
 
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Definition of oxeye in English:

noun

A yellow-flowered North American plant of the daisy family.
  • Heliopsis helianthoides, family Compositae
Example sentences
  • I love rudbeckias of all sizes, shastas similarly, colourful chrysanthemums and coreopsis, marguerites, ox-eyes, osteospermums; the list is almost endless.
  • A daisy is the day's eye, and an ox-eye is a type of chrysanthemum that looks like a daisy, although confusingly the Michaelmas daisy is an aster, because it resembles a star.

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