common goldeneye


Definition of common goldeneye

: goldeneye sense 1a One of the toughest of this crowd is the common goldeneye. The diving ducks stay about as far north as open water can be found and move farther north as thawing allows in their quest to reach breeding grounds.— Jim McCormac, The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch, 7 Feb. 2010

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First Known Use of common goldeneye

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Common goldeneye.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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