Definition of pheasant's eye in English:

pheasant's eye


  • A plant of the buttercup family which has scarlet flowers with dark centres, native to southern Europe and south-western Asia.

    Adonis annua, family Ranunculaceae

    • ‘There are also bushes and small trees and tough flowers like pheasant's eye and viper's grass.’
    • ‘Pheasant's eyes grow either in mountain forests of broad-leaf trees or alone near mountain streams. They produce purple flowers, and their roots have a strong poison, which have been used to make poison arrows.’