Donkey's eye
Donkey Don"key (d[o^][ng]"k[y^]), n.; pl. {Donkeys} (d[o^][ng]"k[i^]z). [Prob. dun, in allusion to the color of the animal + a dim. termination.] 1. An ass; or (less frequently) a mule. [1913 Webster]

2. A stupid or obstinate fellow; an ass. [1913 Webster]

{Donkey engine}, a small auxiliary engine not used for propelling, but for pumping water into the boilers, raising heavy weights, and like purposes.

{Donkey pump}, a steam pump for feeding boilers, extinguishing fire, etc.; -- usually an auxiliary.

{Donkey's eye} (Bot.), the large round seed of the {Mucuna pruriens}, a tropical leguminous plant. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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