Definition of birdeye

: a partially woody herb (Caperonia castaneaefolia) of the spurge family occurring in wet soils of the southeastern U.S. and having alternate toothed leaves and flowers in elongate interrupted spikelike clusters

called also Mexican weed

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History and Etymology for birdeye

so called from the spot resembling an eye in the flower's center

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“Birdeye.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jul. 2020.

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