mooneye

noun
moon·​eye | \-ˌī \

Definition of mooneye 

: a silvery North American freshwater bony fish (Hiodon tergisus of the family Hiodontidae)

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Only two populations of mooneye are known to exist in Michigan. Michigan Wildlife Council, Detroit Free Press, "Polishing a gem: Plan aims for St. Clair-Detroit River system improvements," 10 July 2018 Although historically found in Lake Michigan and Lake Huron, recent accounts suggest that mooneye persist only in the St. Clair-Detroit River system. Michigan Wildlife Council, Detroit Free Press, "Polishing a gem: Plan aims for St. Clair-Detroit River system improvements," 10 July 2018

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First Known Use of mooneye

1842, in the meaning defined above

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