One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Originally: (of a peacock's tail feathers) spotted with eyes; see "eye". Later usually: (of an animal, flower, etc.) having eyespots.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Edmund Spenser (?1552–1599), poet and administrator in Ireland. From eye + spotted, in later use after eyespot.
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