Eyebright
Eyebright Eye"bright`, n. (Bot.) A small annual plant ({Euphrasia officinalis}), formerly much used as a remedy for diseases of the eye. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
, (Euphrasia officinalis)


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  • eyebright — [ī′brīt΄] n. any of a genus (Euphrasia) of plants of the figwort family, esp. a small plant ( E. americana) of NE U.S. having pale lavender flowers in leafy clusters: formerly used in treating eye disorders …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • eyebright — pievinė akišveitė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Džioveklinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Euphrasia rostkoviana), paplitęs Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Euphrasia rostkoviana angl. eyebright šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos 2009… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • eyebright — stačioji akišveitė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Džioveklinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Euphrasia stricta), paplitęs Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Euphrasia stricta angl. eyebright šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos komisijos 2009 m.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • eyebright — noun Date: 1533 any of a genus (Euphrasia) of semiparasitic herbs of the snapdragon family with spikelike racemes …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • eyebright — /uy bruyt /, n. 1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Euphrasia, of the figwort family, as E. officinalis of Europe, formerly used for treating diseases of the eye. 2. the scarlet pimpernel. See under pimpernel. [1525 35; EYE + BRIGHT]… …   Universalium

  • eyebright — noun any of the flowering plants of the genus Euphrasia, some of which are used to treat eye infections …   Wiktionary

  • eyebright — n. small annual flowering plant of the of snapdragon family (in the past it was used as a remedy for treating diseases of the eye) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • eyebright — noun a small white flowered plant, traditionally used as a remedy for eye problems. [Euphrasia officinalis and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • eyebright — n. Euphrasy, euphrasia (Euphrasia officinalis) …   New dictionary of synonyms

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