bigeye

noun
big·eye | \ ˈbig-ˌī \

Definition of bigeye 

: 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

Every Liholiho poke starts as a whole tuna loin, either from yellowtail or bigeye, depending on what’s running at the time. Ali Bouzari, SFChronicle.com, "Housemade: The magic of Liholiho Yacht Club," 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, "Scientists Identify New Species of Elusive Deep-Sea Shark," 22 Feb. 2018 Schools of albacore, bigeye, skipjack and yellowfin tuna circulate widely in the western Indian Ocean. The Economist, "A new plan to protect the water around the Seychelles," 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, "New 3D scanning campaign will reveal 20,000 animals in stunning detail," 24 Aug. 2017 A crew fishing out of Venice's Cypress Cove Marina Saturday (July 1) caught a bigeye tuna that will rank as the third largest ever brought to scales in Louisiana. Todd Masson, NOLA.com, "Anglers catch Louisiana's third-largest tuna," 7 July 2017 That’s about $11,806 per pound for the 236.5-pound bigeye tuna caught by Trenton firefighter Rich Kosztyu in the White Marlin Open, held last August off Ocean City, Md. Frank Kummer, Philly.com, "Holy mackerel: N.J. anglers to reel in $2.8M for tuna catch," 7 July 2017 To protect consumers from getting ripped off, scientists at the University of Bologna have developed a genetic test that can tell the difference between the three most popular species of tuna in Italy: skipjack, yellowfin and bigeye. Aaron Rowe, WIRED, "Genetic Testing for Tuna: Is it really Yellowfin?," 23 Aug. 2007

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bigeye.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of bigeye

1861, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about bigeye

Statistics for bigeye

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for bigeye

The first known use of bigeye was in 1861

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on bigeye

See words that rhyme with bigeye

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about bigeye

Comments on bigeye

What made you want to look up bigeye? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

by word of mouth

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Food Quiz

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!