Oxeye daisy
Daisy Dai"sy (d[=a]"z[y^]), n.; pl. {Daisies} (d[=a]"z[i^]z). [OE. dayesye, AS. d[ae]ges-e['a]ge day's eye, daisy. See {Day}, and {Eye}.] (Bot.) (a) A genus of low herbs ({Bellis}), belonging to the family {Composit[ae]}. The common English and classical daisy is {Bellis perennis}, which has a yellow disk and white or pinkish rays. (b) The whiteweed ({Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum}), the plant commonly called daisy in North America; -- called also {oxeye daisy}. See {Whiteweed}. [1913 Webster]

Note: The word daisy is also used for composite plants of other genera, as {Erigeron}, or fleabane. [1913 Webster]

{Michaelmas daisy} (Bot.), any plant of the genus {Aster}, of which there are many species.

{Oxeye daisy} (Bot.), the whiteweed. See {Daisy} (b) . [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • oxeye daisy — Daisy Dai sy (d[=a] z[y^]), n.; pl. {Daisies} (d[=a] z[i^]z). [OE. dayesye, AS. d[ae]ges e[ a]ge day s eye, daisy. See {Day}, and {Eye}.] (Bot.) (a) A genus of low herbs ({Bellis}), belonging to the family {Composit[ae]}. The common English and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oxeye daisy — ☆ oxeye daisy n. DAISY (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • oxeye daisy — paprastoji baltagalvė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis augalas (Leucanthemum vulgare), paplitęs Europoje ir vakarų Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Leucanthemum vulgare angl. dog daisy; margriet; marguerite …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • oxeye daisy — noun 1. tall leafy stemmed Eurasian perennial with white flowers; widely naturalized; often placed in genus Chrysanthemum • Syn: ↑ox eyed daisy, ↑marguerite, ↑moon daisy, ↑white daisy, ↑Leucanthemum vulgare, ↑Chrysanthemum leucanthemum • …   Useful english dictionary

  • oxeye daisy — Whiteweed White weed , n. (Bot.) A perennial composite herb ({Chrysanthemum Leucanthemum}) with conspicuous white rays and a yellow disk, a common weed in grass lands and pastures; called also {oxeye daisy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • oxeye daisy — noun A widespread flowering plant native to Europe and temperate regions of Asia, Leucanthemum vulgare. Syn: marguerite, white oxeye daisy …   Wiktionary

  • oxeye daisy — noun Date: circa 1763 daisy 1b …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • oxeye daisy — a composite plant, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, having flowers with white rays and a yellow disk. [1745 55] * * * Garden perennial plant (Chrysanthemum leucanthemum) in the composite family. The compound flower has 15–30 white ray flowers… …   Universalium

  • oxeye daisy — /ɒksaɪ ˈdeɪzi/ (say oksuy dayzee) noun a perennial daisy, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, introduced from North America and now a weed of the northern tablelands of NSW …   Australian English dictionary

  • oxeye daisy — ox′eye dai′sy n. pln a composite plant, Chrysanthemum leucanthemum, having flowers with white rays and a yellow disk • Etymology: 1745–55 …   From formal English to slang

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