brown-eyed Susan

noun
brown-eyed Su·​san | \ ˈbrau̇-ˌnīd-ˈsü-zᵊn How to pronounce brown-eyed Susan (audio) \

Definition of brown-eyed Susan

: a dark-centered coneflower (Rudbeckia triloba) of eastern North America often having tripartite lower leaves

First Known Use of brown-eyed Susan

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for brown-eyed Susan

brown-eyed + Susan (as in black-eyed Susan)

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The first known use of brown-eyed Susan was in 1896

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“Brown-eyed Susan.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brown-eyed%20Susan. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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