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Barrow's goldeneye

noun
1.
See under goldeneye (def 1).
Origin
after Sir John Barrow (1764-1848), British traveler and secretary of the admiralty

goldeneye

[gohl-duh n-ahy] /ˈgoʊl dənˌaɪ/
noun, plural goldeneyes (especially collectively) goldeneye.
1.
either of two diving ducks, Bucephala clangula, of Eurasia and North America, or B. islandica (Barrow's goldeneye) of North America, having bright yellow eyes.
2.
Also called golden-eyed fly
[gohl-duh n-ahyd] /ˈgoʊl dənˌaɪd/ (Show IPA)
. a lacewing of the family Chrysopidae.
Origin
1670-80; golden + eye
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British Dictionary definitions for bar-row goldeneyes

goldeneye

/ˈɡəʊldənˌaɪ/
noun (pl) -eyes, -eye
1.
either of two black-and-white diving ducks, Bucephala clangula or B. islandica, of northern regions
2.
any lacewing of the family Chrysopidae that has a greenish body and eyes of a metallic lustre
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