as from an altitude or length
- Seen from above, like by a flying bird; accepted at a glimpse; for this reason, general; perhaps not moment, or getting into details; as, a bird's-eye view.
- Marked with places resembling bird's eyes; as, bird's-eye diaper; bird's eye maple.
- A plant with a small bright rose, as the Adonis or pheasant's-eye, the mealy primrose (Primula farinosa), and species of Veronica, Geranium, etc.
(a.) Seen from above, as if by a flying bird; welcomed instantly; ergo, general; not min, or entering into details; because, a bird's-eye view.
- (a.) Marked with places resembling bird's-eyes; because, bird's-eye diaper; bird's-eye maple.
- (n.) A plant with a tiny bright rose, whilst the Adonis or pheasant's eye, the mealy primrose (Primula farinosa), and species of Veronica, Geranium, etc.
A curious bird's-eye view of Canterbury Cathedral and its annexed conventual buildings, taken about 1165, is preserved in the Great Psalter in the library of Trinity College, Cam bridge.