Barrow's goldeneye

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

Definition of Barrow's goldeneye

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of barrow's goldeneye

after Sir John Barrow †1848 English traveler and admiralty official


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