noun, plural goldeneyes (especially collectively) goldeneye.
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.
Also called golden-eyed fly [gohl-duhn-ahyd] . a lacewing of the family Chrysopidae.

1670–80; golden + eye Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To golden-eye
World English Dictionary
goldeneye (ˈɡəʊldənˌaɪ)
n , 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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature