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

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While engaged in spring electrofishing activities for walleye, DNR Aquaculture Biologist Keith Wiggins-Kegg and an electroshocking team found a giant muskie was also within the shockwaves. Forum News Service, Twin Cities, "Possible world record muskie boated and released in Mille Lacs Lake," 29 June 2019 Anglers can catch largemouth bass, catfish, carp and walleye. Roger Naylor, azcentral, "These Arizona campgrounds will reserve your spot," 17 June 2019 When the water levels go up, Watras found, levels of mercury can increase to unsafe levels in walleye, one of the state’s most prized game fish. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin has cut mercury pollution of its lakes. Climate change puts those gains at risk.," 14 June 2019 When levels go down, concentrations in walleye go down to levels considered safe by the Environmental Protection Agency, or 0.3 micrograms per gram. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin has cut mercury pollution of its lakes. Climate change puts those gains at risk.," 14 June 2019 In Chicago, one commonly fished Great Lake species is the walleye. National Geographic, "What is seafood fraud? Dangerous—and running rampant, report finds," 7 Mar. 2019 Over 6 million walleye fry were stocked in the lake this spring. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Lakes and rivers around region reaching 60-degree mark | The Kansas City Star," 2 May 2018 Researchers found high concentrations of Pacific cod and walleye pollock in the northern Bering Sea. Dan Joling, The Seattle Times, "Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists," 16 Apr. 2019 Smallmouth, channel catfish, and walleye have been the most productive. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: With summer settling in, morning bite is best most places," 27 June 2018

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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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walleye

noun

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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