[ gohl-duh n-ahy ]
/ ˈgoʊl dənˌaɪ /

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.

Nearby words

  1. golden wattle,
  2. golden wedding,
  3. golden years,
  4. golden-brown algae,
  5. golden-crowned kinglet,
  6. goldenhar's syndrome,
  7. goldenly,
  8. goldenrod,
  9. goldenseal,
  10. goldeye

Origin of goldeneye

First recorded in 1670–80; golden + eye Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for goldeneye


/ (ˈɡəʊldənˌaɪ) /

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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