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white-eye

[hwahyt-ahy, wahyt-] /ˈʰwaɪtˌaɪ, ˈwaɪt-/
noun, plural white-eyes.
1.
any of numerous small, chiefly tropical Old World songbirds of the family Zosteropidae, most of which have a ring of white feathers around the eye: several species are endangered.
Also called silver-eye.
Origin of white-eye
1840-1850
1840-50
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white-eye

noun
1.
Also called (NZ) blighty, silvereye, tauhou, waxeye. any songbird of the family Zosteropidae of Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, having a greenish plumage with a white ring around each eye
2.
any of certain other birds having a white ring or patch around the eye
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