Barrow's goldeneye

Bar·​row's goldeneye | \ ˈbarōz-, -rəz also ˈbe- \

Definition of Barrow's goldeneye

: a North American goldeneye (Bucephala islandica) distinguished from the American goldeneye by the somewhat more crested head and white patch shaped like a crescent in front of the eye of the male

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History and Etymology for Barrow's goldeneye

after Sir John Barrow †1848 English traveler and admiralty official

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“Barrow's goldeneye.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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