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pearleye

[ purl-ahy ]

noun

, plural pearl·eyes, (especially collectively) pearl·eye.
  1. 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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  • pearleyed adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of pearleye1

First recorded in 1835–45; pearl + eye

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