baby blue eyes

noun

plural in form but singular or plural in construction
: a delicate blue-flowered California herb (Nemophila menziesii) of the waterleaf family

Examples of baby blue eyes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The large white flowers of the dogwood tree will begin to bloom in April at Palomar Mountain State Park, along with baby blue eyes, tiger lilies, lupine and monkey flowers. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Feb. 2023 The trail snakes up a steep, narrow canyon, passing poppies, lupines, redbud, sky pilots, and baby blue eyes. Chris Van Leuven, Outside Online, 19 Oct. 2022 There’s a good showing of wildflowers right now, including Mariposa lilies, paintbrush and baby blue eyes. Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times, 9 June 2022 Add some Dutch white clover (Trifolium species), English daisy (Bellis perennis), and baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii) around the edges to break up the sea of green. Popular Science, 23 Apr. 2019 The actress is makeup-free and her enormous baby blue eyes pretty much pop off the screen. Kayleigh Roberts, Marie Claire, 9 Nov. 2019 That blonde, slicked-back hair, those baby blue eyes...anyway. Diana Bruk, Seventeen, 8 Nov. 2018 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of baby blue eyes was in 1887

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“Baby blue eyes.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baby%20blue%20eyes. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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