brown-eyed Susan

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brown-eyed%20Susan. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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