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Birds•eye



Pronunciation: (bûrdz'ī"), [key]
n.
Clarence, 1886–1956, U.S. inventor and businessman: developer of food-freezing process.

bird's-eye



Pronunciation: (bûrdz'ī"), [key]
adj., n., pl. -eyes.


adj.
1. seen from above, as by a bird in flight; panoramic: a bird's-eye view of the city.
2. omitting many details; hasty; superficial; general: a bird's-eye view of ancient history.
3. having spots or markings resembling birds' eyes: bird's-eye tweed.

n.
1. any of various plants having small, round, bright-colored flowers, as a primrose, Primula farinosa, or a speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys.
2. Textiles.
a. a woven, allover pattern on fabrics, characterized chiefly by small diamond shapes resembling the eye of a bird.
b. a fabric having this pattern, esp. a cotton used for diapers or a linen used for toweling.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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