euphrasy
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, (Euphrasia officinalis)


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  • euphrasy — [yo͞o′frə sē] n. pl. euphrasies [ME eufrasie < ML euphrasia < Gr < euphrainein, to cheer < eu (see EU ) + phrēn, mind (see PHRENO ] EYEBRIGHT …   English World dictionary

  • euphrasy — /yooh freuh see/, n., pl. euphrasies. Bot. eyebright. [1425 75; late ME eufrasie < ML eufrasia < Gk euphrasía cheerfulness, gladness (Compare EUPHRAÍNEIN to cheer, be glad)] * * * …   Universalium

  • euphrasy — n. eyebright plant (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • euphrasy — n. (Bot.) Eye bright, euphrasia (Euphrasia officinalis) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • euphrasy — eu·phra·sy …   English syllables

  • euphrasy — /ˈjufrəsi/ (say yoohfruhsee) noun → eyebright (def. 1). {late Middle English, from Medieval Latin euphrasia, from Greek euphrasia delight} …   Australian English dictionary

  • euphrasy —   n. eyebright plant …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • euphrasy — ˈyüfrəsē noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English eufrasie, from Medieval Latin eufrasia, from Greek euphrasia good cheer, from euphrainein to gladden, from eu + phrainein (from phrēn mind) more at frenetic : an eyebright (Euphrasia officinalis) …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   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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