mooneye

[ moon-ahy ]
/ ˈmunˌaɪ /

noun, plural moon·eyes.

Veterinary Pathology. an eye of a horse affected with moon blindness.
any silvery, herringlike fish of the family Hiodontidae, especially Hiodon tergisus, found in fresh waters from Hudson Bay to the lower Mississippi, having large eyes.

Nearby words

  1. moonbeam,
  2. moonbow,
  3. mooncalf,
  4. moonchild,
  5. mooned,
  6. moonfish,
  7. moonflower,
  8. moonglow,
  9. moonie,
  10. moonish

Origin of mooneye

First recorded in 1600–10; moon + eye

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British Dictionary definitions for mooneye

mooneye

/ (ˈmuːnˌaɪ) /

noun

any of several North American large-eyed freshwater clupeoid fishes of the family Hiodontidae, esp Hiodon tergisusSee also goldeye
vet science another name for moon blindness (def. 2)
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