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pearleye

[ purl-ahy ]
/ ˈpɜrlˌaɪ /
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noun, plural pearl·eyes, (especially collectively) pearl·eye.
any of several deep-sea fishes of the family Scopelarchidae, having large, hooked teeth on the tongue, telescopic eyes, and an iridescent patch on each eye tube.
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Origin of pearleye

First recorded in 1835–45; pearl + eye

OTHER WORDS FROM pearleye

pearleyed, adjective
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