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mooneye

[moon-ahy] /ˈmunˌaɪ/
noun, plural mooneyes.
1.
Veterinary Pathology. an eye of a horse affected with moon blindness.
2.
any silvery, herringlike fish of the family Hiodontidae, especially Hiodon tergisus, found in fresh waters from Hudson Bay to the lower Mississippi, having large eyes.
Origin of mooneye
1600-1610
1600-10; moon + eye
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British Dictionary definitions for mooneye

mooneye

/ˈmuːnˌaɪ/
noun
1.
any of several North American large-eyed freshwater clupeoid fishes of the family Hiodontidae, esp Hiodon tergisus See also goldeye
2.
(vet science) another name for moon blindness (sense 2)
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