Buphthalmum

noun

Buph·​thal·​mum
-lməm
: a genus of Eurasian perennial herbs (family Compositae) sometimes cultivated in gardens for their bright yellow-rayed flower heads see oxeye

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Buphthalmum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Buphthalmum. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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