walleye

noun
wall·​eye | \ ˈwȯl-ˌī How to pronounce walleye (audio) \

Definition of walleye

1a : an eye with a whitish or bluish-white iris
b : an eye with an opaque white cornea
2a : strabismus in which the eye turns outward away from the nose
b : an eye affected with strabismus of this type
3 : a large vigorous North American freshwater food and sport fish (Stizostedion vitreum) that has large opaque eyes and is related to the perches but resembles the true pike

called also walleyed pike

Examples of walleye in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Portions of the upper Mississippi River offer quality walleye fishing. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 Fishermen are heading to the dumping grounds area northwest of Lorain Harbor, and trolling small spoons to catch big walleye. cleveland, "The walleye are biting just about everywhere: Northeast Ohio fishing report for Thursday, June 11," 11 June 2020 The walleye is an extremely popular sportfish, native to the northern tier of America and into Canada. Popular Science, "A beginner’s guide to freshwater fishing," 1 June 2020 The suction-cup mouth and teeth helps a lamprey burrow into (and feed on) the flesh of trout, sturgeon, whitefish, ciscoes, burbot, walleye, catfish, and salmon, among others. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, "10 Common Parasites and Diseases Found in Game Fish (and What You Need to Know About Them)," 27 May 2020 While some walleye are being caught during the day, or at dusk and dawn, the fishing is more unpredictable. cleveland, "Lake Erie walleye catches outstanding; Brecksville dam removal should boost spawning in Cuyahoga River: Fishing Report," 28 May 2020 Since that loss of a possible record walleye, Robertson now keeps two nets on board. Doug Olander, Field & Stream, "Never Lose Another Fish Fight Again," 21 May 2020 Aaron Ohlsson and Hunter Kottke spent hours fishing last Monday without a bite, but eventually their patience was rewarded with a large walleye. Ricardo Torres, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "'Milwaukee lost a legend': Hunter Kottke loved people, fishing, wine and the nightlife," 10 May 2020 Each year, the hatcheries produce around 14 million largemouth bass, catfish, striped bass, hybrid stripers and walleye for stocking in public reservoirs and park ponds. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Not a typical spring season," 9 May 2020

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First Known Use of walleye

1523, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for walleye

back-formation from walleyed

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28 Jun 2020

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“Walleye.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walleye. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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walleye

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How to pronounce walleye (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of walleye

: a large North American fish that lives in fresh water and that has large eyes

walleye

noun
wall·​eye | \ ˈwȯl-ˌī How to pronounce walleye (audio) \

Kids Definition of walleye

: a large North American freshwater fish that has large glassy eyes and is caught for food and sport

walleye

noun
wall·​eye | \ ˈwȯ-ˌlī How to pronounce walleye (audio) \

Medical Definition of walleye

1a : an eye with a bluish white iris
b : an eye with an opaque white cornea
2a : strabismus in which the eye turns outward away from the nose

called also exotropia

— compare cross-eye sense 1
b walleyes\ -​ˌlīz How to pronounce walleyes (audio) \ plural : eyes affected with divergent strabismus

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