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Related to oxeye: oxeye daisy
oxeye, name for several plants, e.g., the oxeye daisy and black-eyed Susan, but particularly for two genera: Heliopsis, native to North America, and Buphthalmum, native to Europe and W Asia but cultivated elsewhere. Both are perennials of the family Asteraceae (aster family) and are grown as ornamentals for their showy yellow heads. Oxeyes are classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.
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1. A figure or ornament of concentric bands.
3. The enclosure of such an aperture, a double-arched frame with two or four key voussoirs.
4. A circular aperture in a masonry wall; usually formed by voussoirs or tapered bricks.
1. A steel strap used to clasp two members together.
2. Same as gib or jib door.
oxeye window, oxeye
Same as bull’s-eye window.
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symbol of long-suffering composure. [Flower Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 176]
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