walleye

noun
wall·​eye | \ ˈwȯl-ˌī \

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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In fact, the most recent sampling showed 92 percent of the walleyes were greater than 15 inches long. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "The 2018 KC Star Fishing Preview: If you want to catch fish, here's the scoop | The Kansas City Star," 16 Mar. 2018 Among its potential suggestions: open season on walleye, bass and catfish, a permit system for whale-watching and spending millions on habitat restoration. Evan Bush, The Seattle Times, "Draft recommendations for orca recovery include permit system for whale-watching, millions in funding," 24 Oct. 2018 Bass – have been very good on brush hogs or jigs on both the main lake and in the rivers, look for 8 feet or less of water; walleye - have continued biting well. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Prospects mixed on area lakes for week of June 20," 20 June 2018 If hiring a guide isn’t your thing, the Columbia also offers great fishing for smallmouth bass, walleye and more. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Hit the road for your next fishing adventure. You might catch something new. | Idaho Statesman," 7 Mar. 2018 Mosquito Reservoir walleye and crappie fishing has been good. cleveland.com, "Fishing Report for Feb. 9: Ice anglers still rule, but winter fishing slows," 9 Feb. 2018 Halfen also caught a 15-inch walleye casting a crankbait toward wood shoreline structure. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lots of fish, summery weather greet anglers at Lake Chetek fishing opener," 5 May 2018 Plan a summer of festivals: Talk like a pirate, see a giant rubber duck, sip wine while eating walleye or watch the biggest World War II reenactment in the United States. Laura Johnston, cleveland.com, "Find walleye tournaments, fix the plastic problem or: RocktheLake wrap-up," 12 Apr. 2018 Bass – have been very good on brush hogs or jigs on both the main lake and in the rivers, look for 8 feet or less of water; walleye - have really slowed down. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Catfish action picking up in Kansas, Missouri lakes," 11 July 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 \

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 \

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 \ plural : eyes affected with divergent strabismus

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