Meaning of eyebright

eye•bright

Pronunciation: (ī'brīt"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of various plants belonging to the genus Euphrasia, of the figwort family, as E. officinalis of Europe, formerly used for treating diseases of the eye.
  2. the scarlet pimpernel. See under
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