One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Having black eyes (often regarded as a mark of beauty).
2Designating any of several varieties of pea or bean having a black spot or mark on the seed. In later use: specifically a variety of the cowpea, Vigna unguiculata.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Ralph Robinson (1520–1577), translator. From black + eyed.
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