See under goldeneye(def 1).
Origin of Barrow's goldeneye
after Sir John Barrow (1764–1848), British traveler and secretary of the admiralty
noun, plural gold·en·eyes, (especially collectively) gold·en·eye.
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.
Also called golden-eyed fly [gohl-duh n-ahyd] /ˈgoʊl dənˌaɪd/. a lacewing of the family Chrysopidae.
Origin of goldeneye
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noun plural -eyes or -eye
either of two black-and-white diving ducks, Bucephala clangula or B. islandica, of northern regions
any lacewing of the family Chrysopidae that has a greenish body and eyes of a metallic lustre
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