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noun wall·eye \ˈwȯl-ˌī\

Simple Definition of walleye

  • : a large North American fish that lives in fresh water and that has large eyes

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of walleye

  1. 1 a :  an eye with a whitish or bluish-white iris b :  an eye with an opaque white cornea

  2. 2 a :  strabismus in which the eye turns outward away from the nose b :  an eye affected with strabismus of this type

  3. 3 :  a large vigorous North American freshwater food and sport fish (Stizostedion vitreum) that has large opaque eyes and is related to the perches but resembles the true pike —called also walleyed pike

Origin and Etymology of walleye

back-formation from walleyed

First Known Use: 1523

Rhymes with walleye

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WALLEYE Defined for Kids


noun wall·eye \ˈwȯl-ˌī\

Definition of walleye for Students

  1. :  a large North American freshwater fish that has large glassy eyes and is caught for food and sport

Medical Dictionary


noun wall·eye \ˈwȯ-ˌlī\

Medical Definition of walleye

  1. 1a:  an eye with a bluish white irisb:  an eye with an opaque white cornea

  2. 2a:  strabismus in which the eye turns outward away from the nose—called also exotropia; compare cross-eye 1bwalleyes \-ˌlīz\play plural :  eyes affected with divergent strabismus

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