Definition of silvereye

: any of several small Old World singing birds of Zosterops or related genera (such as Z. palpebroso of India or Z. lateralis of Australia and New Zealand) having the eyes encircled by a ring of white feathers

called also white-eye

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silver entry 2 + eye

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“Silvereye.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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