moon·​eye ˈmün-ˌī How to pronounce mooneye (audio)
: a silvery North American freshwater bony fish (Hiodon tergisus of the family Hiodontidae)

Examples of mooneye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recent research has shown mooneye and goldeye fish as hosts for the mussels. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 4 Dec. 2021 Only two populations of mooneye are known to exist in Michigan. Michigan Wildlife Council, Detroit Free Press, 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, 10 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mooneye was in 1842

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“Mooneye.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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