opaleye

[oh-puhl-ahy]
noun, plural opaleyes (especially collectively) opaleye.
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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