Buphthalmum

noun
Buph·​thal·​mum | \ -lməm \

Definition of Buphthalmum

: a genus of Eurasian perennial herbs (family Compositae) sometimes cultivated in gardens for their bright yellow-rayed flower heads — see oxeye

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Buphthalmum

New Latin, from Greek bouphthalmon oxeye (flower), from bo- (from bous) + -ophthalmon (from ophthalmos)

Learn More About Buphthalmum

Dictionary Entries Near Buphthalmum

buphthalmic

Buphthalmum

bupkes

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for Buphthalmum

Cite this Entry

“Buphthalmum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Buphthalmum. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Difficult Spelling Words Quiz

  • alphabet pasta spelling help
  • Which is the correct spelling?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!