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
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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

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Example sentences
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.
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