bird's-eye definition

  • noun:
    • A fabric woven with a pattern of little diamonds, each having a dot into the center.
    • The structure of such a fabric.
    • A fabric having a pattern of small sectors or diamonds with an area in each centre
    • A plant with a little brilliant flower, whilst the Adonis or pheasant's-eye, the mealy primrose (Primula farinosa), and types of Veronica, Geranium, etc.
    • In botany: The pheasant's-eye, Adonis autumnalis.
    • The speedwell, Veronica Cham├Ždrys: so named from its bright-blue flower.
    • A species of primrose, Primula farinosa.
    • a superb kind of cigarette, partially made of the leafstalks of plant, and forming, when ready for use, a loose fibrous mass with slim pieces of stalk interspersed, the latter noted somewhat like a bird's attention.
    • plural A Californian crazy rose, Gilia tricolor, often carpeting entire slopes.
  • adjective:
    • Marked with an area or spots resembling a bird's attention or eyes, due to the fact bird's-eye maple or a blue rose having a tiny circular yellowish center.
    • produced by or like from an altitude or distance; comprehensive: a bird's-eye review; a bird's-eye view.
    • Having spots resembling the eyes of a bird
    • like viewed from an altitude; panoramic
    • Seen from above, just as if by a flying bird; accepted immediately; thus, basic; perhaps not min, or stepping into details.
    • Marked with spots resembling bird's eyes.
    • as from an altitude or length
  • others:
    • viewed from above, like by a flying bird; accepted immediately; for this reason, general; not minute or getting into details: as, a bird's-eye landscape; a bird's-eye view of an interest.
    • Resembling a bird's eye; having spots or markings significantly resembling wild birds' eyes.

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