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mooneye

[ moon-ahy ]
/ ˈmunˌaɪ /
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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.

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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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