One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Of a heterostylous plant (especially one of the genus Primula) or its flowers: having a long style so that the stigma is visible at the mouth of the corolla tube, with the stamens inserted lower down. Opposed to "thrum-eyed".
Early 19th century; earliest use found in George Crabbe (1754–1832), poet and Church of England clergyman. From pin + eyed.
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