Pheasant's eye


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pheasant's eye (Bot) A red-flowered herb (Adonis autumnalis) of the Crowfoot family; -- called also pheasant's-eye Adonis.
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In literature:

Protogenes rivalled him, if we are to believe Petronius, by the foam on a dog's mouth and the wonder in the eye of a startled pheasant.
"A Text-Book of the History of Painting" by John C. Van Dyke

In poetry:

Away the startled pheasant flies,
With lazy movement of his wings.
Borne was my heart's lord from my eyes;--
What pain the separation brings!
"A Wife Deplores The Absence Of Her Husband" by Confucius