- See under goldeneye(def 1).
Origin of Barrow's goldeneye
after Sir John Barrow (1764–1848), British traveler and secretary of the admiralty
- 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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- 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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