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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small cup with a rim contoured to fit the socket of the eye, used for applying a liquid medicine or wash to the eye. Also called eye bath, eyeglass.
  • n. Embryology See optic cup.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. an eyebath
  • n. coon eyes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small oval porcelain or glass cup, having a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye. it is used in the application of liquid remedies to eyes; -- called also eyeglass.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cup or glass the rim of which is curved to correspond to the contour of the orbit: used in the application of lotions to the conjunctiva.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye; use to apply medicated or cleansing solution to the eyeball
  • n. (embryology) a two-walled cuplike depression that develops into the pigmented and sensory layers of the retina
  • n. a small vessel with a rim curved to fit the orbit of the eye; use to apply medicated or cleansing solution to the eyeball

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