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bird's eye

[cf. US idem, "a geometric pattern ... of a small diamond with a center dot resembling a bird's eye" W3; from appearance of pineapple's eyes] n. a variety of pineapple: 1880 Bird's Eye [pineapple] . . . cultivation has been pretty much abandoned, because of the destruction of the crop by rats and land crabs (Ives 104). (Inagua)

Tags: food, fruit, noun

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Last update: 2010-09-04 23:10
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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