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

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!

History and Etymology for birdeye

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about birdeye

Statistics for birdeye

Look-up Popularity

Comments on birdeye

What made you want to look up birdeye? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


marked by fawning attentiveness

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

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