walleyed

[wawl-ahyd]
adjective
1.
having eyes in which there is an abnormal amount of the white showing, because of divergent strabismus.
2.
having large, staring eyes, as some fishes.
3.
marked by excited or agitated staring of the eyes, as in fear, rage, frenzy, or the like: He stood there in walleyed astonishment.
4.
having an eye or the eyes presenting little or no color, as the result of a light-colored or white iris or of white opacity of the cornea.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English wawileghed, waugle eghed < Old Norse vagleygr, equivalent to vagl- (meaning uncertain; compare Icelandic vagl film over the eye) + -eygr -eyed; see eye; compare Old English waldenīge

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walleye (ˈwɔːlˌaɪ)
 
n , 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
 
[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]
 
'walleyed
 
adj

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walleyed
c.1300, "having very light-colored eyes," also "having parti-colored eyes," wawil-eghed, from O.N. vagl-eygr "having speckled eyes," from vagl "speck in the eye." Meaning "having one or both eyes turned out" (and thus showing much white) is first recorded 1588.
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walleyed wall·eyed (wôl'īd')
adj.

  1. Having a walleye.

  2. Affected with walleye.

  3. Having large bulging or staring eyes.

  4. Having eyes with distended pupils.

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Example sentences
Other common names for walleye are jack salmon and walleyed pike.
The stream was noted over the years for walleyed pike.
They will take to the water in boats to spear the fat walleyed pike that come to spawn each spring in the cold shallows.
He was describing the development of the visual system, highlighting experiments done on walleyed and cross-eyed kittens.
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