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pearleye

[purl-ahy] /ˈpɜrlˌaɪ/
noun, plural pearleyes (especially collectively) pearleye.
1.
any of several deep-sea fishes of the family Scopelarchidae, having large, hooked teeth on the tongue, telescopic eyes, and an iridescent patch on each eye tube.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; pearl1 + eye
Related forms
pearleyed, adjective
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