[ purl-ahy ]
/ ˈpɜrlˌaɪ /

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.

Origin of pearleye

First recorded in 1835–45; pearl1 + eye
Related formspearl·eyed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019