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opaleye

[oh-puh l-ahy] /ˈoʊ pəlˌaɪ/
noun, plural opaleyes (especially collectively) opaleye.
1.
a green game fish, Girella nigricans, common off rocky shores from California southward, having opalescent blue eyes.
Also called greenfish.
Origin
opal + eye
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  • One day there may be hundreds of sea hares grazing on algae and the next day there may be opaleye perch in every small pool.

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