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[gohl-duh n-ahy] /ˈgoʊl dənˌaɪ/
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-duh n-ahyd] /ˈgoʊl dənˌaɪd/ (Show IPA)
. a lacewing of the family Chrysopidae.
Origin of goldeneye
1670-80; golden + eye Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for goldeneye
  • The common goldeneye in the foreground has a round white spot on its cheek.
  • But, if you've never seen a red-breasted merganser or a goldeneye, you should come before they're gone.
  • Barrow's goldeneye, predominantly a westerner, is less wary than the common goldeneye.
  • goldeneye often form large flocks that often dive together to find food.
British Dictionary definitions for goldeneye


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