mooneyes

mooneye

[moon-ahy]
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:
1600–10; moon + eye

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

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