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Eyebright

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Eyebri'ght. n.s. [euphrasia, Latin.] It hath an anomalous personated flower of one leaf, divided into two lips; the upper one upright, parted into several divisions; and the lower one divided into three parts, each of which is again divided into two: out of the flowercup rises the pointal, which afterwards turns to a fruit, or oblong husk, divided into two parts, and replete with small feeds. Miller.

Sources: Miller, Philip (58)

Attributes: Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Eyebright." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: February 17, 2014. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=14942.


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