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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun 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.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun US an eyebath
  • noun coon eyes

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

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