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walleye

[wawl-ahy] /ˈwɔl aɪ/
noun, plural walleyes, (especially collectively for 1, 2) walleye.
1.
Also called walleyed pike, jack salmon. a large game fish, Stizostedion vitreum, inhabiting the lakes and rivers of northeastern North America; pikeperch.
2.
any of various other fishes having large, staring eyes.
3.
an eye characteristic of a walleyed person or animal.
4.
(initial capital letter) Military. a series of television-guided bombs with high-explosive warheads, in production since the 1960s.
Origin
1515-1525
1515-25; back formation from walleyed
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  • Now the river's been cleaned-up so that even walleye, pike, and game fish can live in it.
  • walleye and northern pike remain the big attraction on the river system.
  • Fishing lodges along these waterways offer pike, walleye, trout and salmon fishing.
  • The fish populations of northern pike, yellow perch and walleye are usually high.
  • The river also contains walleye, pike, panfish and a wide range of other species as well.
  • Fish primarily known to the area are walleye and sturgeon, but there are others.
  • Because walleye grow at different rates throughout the state, walleye regulations vary from region to region.
  • The next time you catch a walleye, or for that matter its first cousin a sauger, take a moment to carefully examine its eyes.
  • Table of season dates for walleye in waters following general inland or boundary waters fishing regulations.
  • Hatchery operations for an average year begin with the collection of northern pike, walleye, and yellow perch eggs.
British Dictionary definitions for walleye

walleye

/ˈwɔːlˌaɪ/
noun (pl) -eyes, -eye
1.
a divergent squint
2.
opacity of the cornea
3.
an eye having a white or light-coloured iris
4.
(in some collies) an eye that is particoloured white and blue
5.
Also called walleyed pike. a North American pikeperch, Stizostedion vitreum, valued as a food and game fish
6.
any of various other fishes having large staring eyes
Derived Forms
walleyed, adjective
Word Origin
back formation from earlier walleyed, from Old Norse vagleygr, from vage, perhaps: a film over the eye (compare Swedish vagel sty in the eye) + -eygr -eyed, from auga eye; modern form influenced by wall
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walleye in Medicine

walleye wall·eye (wôl'ī')
n.

  1. Absence of color in the iris.

  2. The condition of having a dense white opacity of the cornea.

  3. See exotropia.

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