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goldeneye

[gohl-duh n-ahy] /ˈgoʊl dənˌaɪ/
noun, plural goldeneyes (especially collectively) goldeneye.
1.
either of two diving ducks, Bucephala clangula, of Eurasia and North America, or B. islandica (Barrow's goldeneye) of North America, having bright yellow eyes.
2.
Also called golden-eyed fly
[gohl-duh n-ahyd] /ˈgoʊl dənˌaɪd/ (Show IPA)
. a lacewing of the family Chrysopidae.
Origin of goldeneye
1670-1680
First recorded in 1670-80; golden + eye
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  • Barrow's goldeneye, predominantly a Westerner, is less wary than the common goldeneye.

    Ducks at a Distance

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British Dictionary definitions for goldeneye

goldeneye

/ˈɡəʊldənˌaɪ/
noun (pl) -eyes, -eye
1.
either of two black-and-white diving ducks, Bucephala clangula or B. islandica, of northern regions
2.
any lacewing of the family Chrysopidae that has a greenish body and eyes of a metallic lustre
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