mooneye

noun
moon·​eye | \ ˈmün-ˌī How to pronounce mooneye (audio) \

Definition of mooneye

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

Examples of mooneye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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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“Mooneye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mooneye. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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