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bird's-eye

noun \ ˈbərdz-ˌī \

Definition of bird's-eye

1 : any of numerous plants with small bright-colored flowers; especially : a speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)
2 a : an allover pattern for textiles consisting of a small diamond with a center dot
b : a fabric woven with this pattern
3 : a small spot in wood surrounded with an ellipse of concentric fibers

First Known Use of bird's-eye

1597


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bird's-eye

adjective

Definition of bird's-eye

1 : marked with spots resembling birds' eyes
2 : having or involving a bird's-eye view
  • bird's-eye perspective

First Known Use of bird's-eye

1665


BIRD'S-EYE Defined for English Language Learners

bird's-eye

adjective

Definition of bird's-eye for English Language Learners

  • : seen from high above


BIRD'S-EYE Defined for Kids

bird's-eye

adjective \ ˈbərdz-ˌī \

Definition of bird's-eye for Students

: seen from above as if by a flying bird
  • a bird's-eye view of the city


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