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walleyed

[wawl-ahyd] /ˈwɔlˌaɪd/
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
1300-1350
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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Examples for walleyed
  • 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.
Word Origin and History for walleyed
adj.

c.1300, wawil-eghed, wolden-eiged, "having very light-colored eyes," also "having parti-colored eyes," from Old Norse 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 1580s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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walleyed in Medicine

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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