: 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

Word History


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

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!

Dictionary Entries Near birdeye

Cite this Entry

“Birdeye.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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