Euphrasia officionalis
euphrasy eu"phra*sy ([=u]"fr[.a]*s[y^]), n. [NL. euphrasia, fr. Gr. e'yfrasi`a delight, fr. e'yfrai`nein to delight; e'y^ well + frh`n heart, mind: cf. LL. eufrasia, F. eufraise.] (Bot.) The plant {eyebright} ({Euphrasia officionalis}), formerly regarded as beneficial in disorders of the eyes. [1913 Webster]

Then purged with euphrasy and rue The visual nerve, for he had much to see. --Milton. [1913 Webster]


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  • euphrasy — eu phra*sy ([=u] fr[.a]*s[y^]), n. [NL. euphrasia, fr. Gr. e yfrasi a delight, fr. e yfrai nein to delight; e y^ well + frh n heart, mind: cf. LL. eufrasia, F. eufraise.] (Bot.) The plant {eyebright} ({Euphrasia officionalis}), formerly regarded… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • eyebright — euphrasy eu phra*sy ([=u] fr[.a]*s[y^]), n. [NL. euphrasia, fr. Gr. e yfrasi a delight, fr. e yfrai nein to delight; e y^ well + frh n heart, mind: cf. LL. eufrasia, F. eufraise.] (Bot.) The plant {eyebright} ({Euphrasia officionalis}), formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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