noun gold·en·eye \ˈgōl-dən-ˌī\

Definition of goldeneye

  1. 1 :  either of two diving ducks (genus Bucephala) with small yellow eyes; especially :  a large-headed swift-flying Holarctic diving duck (B. clangula) with the male having a green head and striking black-and-white markings

  2. 2 :  a lacewing (family Chrysopidae) with yellow eyes

Circa 1678

First Known Use of goldeneye

circa 1678

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