whiteeye

white-eye

[hwahyt-ahy, wahyt-]
noun, plural white-eyes.
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:
1840–50

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white-eye
 
n
1.  blighty, silvereye, tauhou, Also called (NZ): 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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