brown-eyed Susan


brown-eyed Su·​san ˈbrau̇-ˌnīd-ˈsü-zᵊn How to pronounce brown-eyed Susan (audio)
: a dark-centered coneflower (Rudbeckia triloba) of eastern North America often having tripartite lower leaves

Examples of brown-eyed Susan in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web My kids helped dig holes and put native plants gently in the ground: ragweed, crystal peak white, coreopsis, goldenrod, brown-eyed Susan, aromatic aster. Lauren Matison, Outside Online, 12 Oct. 2022 Scarlet gaura, wild geranium and brown-eyed Susan join in the festivities, and tall columbines bloom close to the water. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 24 Feb. 2022

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1896, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Brown-eyed Susan.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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