big·​eye ˈbig-ˌī How to pronounce bigeye (audio)
: any of several small widely distributed reddish to silvery bony fishes (genus Priacanthus of the family Priacanthidae) of tropical seas

Examples of bigeye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Though Pacific and Atlantic bigeyes look identical, science does distinguish them as different species, and in the Atlantic, the biggest ever taken weighed 392 pounds. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 23 Aug. 2023 For bigeye, the increase was 12%. Byerik Stokstad,, 20 Oct. 2022 The bigeye catalufa grows to 30 centimeters long and inhabits deeper rocky reefs off Cocos Island. Enric Sala, Discover Magazine, 22 Sep. 2015 Dave Rudie, the president of Catalina Offshore Products in San Diego (the former tuna capital of the world), works with a cannery that sells about a million cans of tuna each year, 10,000 of which contain bigeye sourced from him. New York Times, 19 June 2021 Every Liholiho poke starts as a whole tuna loin, either from yellowtail or bigeye, depending on what’s running at the time. Ali Bouzari,, 22 June 2018 As the researchers explain in a study published in Marine Biodiversity, sixgill sharks belong to the genus Hexanchus, which was long thought to be comprised of just two species: the bluntnose sixgill and the bigeye sixgill. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, 22 Feb. 2018 Schools of albacore, bigeye, skipjack and yellowfin tuna circulate widely in the western Indian Ocean. The Economist, 7 Sep. 2017 In the past, his group has scanned gars, an eel, a bowhead whale fetus, and even a 2.5-meter bigeye sand tiger shark (which didn't completely fit inside the scanner). Ryan Cross, Science | AAAS, 24 Aug. 2017 See More

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First Known Use

1861, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bigeye was in 1861

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“Bigeye.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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