Bird-s-eye



seen from above, as by a bird in flight; panoramic:
a bird’s-eye view of the city.
omitting many details; hasty; superficial; general:
a bird’s-eye view of ancient history.
having spots or markings resembling the eyes of a bird:
bird’s-eye tweed.
any of various plants having small, round, bright-colored flowers, as a primrose, Primula farinosa, or a speedwell, Veronica chamaedrys.
Textiles.

a woven, allover pattern on fabrics, characterized chiefly by small diamond shapes resembling the eyes of a bird.
a fabric having this pattern, especially a cotton used for diapers or a linen used for toweling.

adjective

seen or photographed from high above
summarizing the main points of a topic; summary (esp in the phrase bird’s-eye view)

having markings resembling birds’ eyes
noun
bird’s-eye primrose, a Eurasian primrose, Primula farinosa, having clusters of purplish flowers with yellow centres
bird’s-eye speedwell, the usual US name for germander speedwell
any of several other plants having flowers of two contrasting colours
a pattern in linen and cotton fabrics, made up of small diamond shapes with a dot in the centre of each
a linen or cotton fabric with such a pattern

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