from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Marked with spots like eyes.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Marked with spots like eyes.
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The peacock is best known for its extravagant eye-spotted tail, which it displays prominently as part of courtship of peahens.
Then presently a passing luna moth flashed open its great eye-spotted wings directly in front of Inman's nose, and he had mistaken it for some bizarre green dreamface thrust suddenly at him out of the dark with a message to speak.
Among butterflies we have the genera Mynes, Hypocista, and Elodina, and the curious eye-spotted
Its seat was covered with a leopard skin more eye-spotted than the body of Argus, and its foot-support was richly adorned with openwork carving.