walleye

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noun wall·eye \ˈwȯl-ˌī\

Definition of walleye

  1. 1a :  an eye with a whitish or bluish-white irisb :  an eye with an opaque white cornea

  2. 2a :  strabismus in which the eye turns outward away from the noseb :  an eye affected with strabismus of this type

  3. 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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Origin and Etymology of walleye

back-formation from walleyed


WALLEYE Defined for English Language Learners

walleye

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Definition of walleye for English Language Learners

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


WALLEYE Defined for Kids

walleye

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noun wall·eye \ˈwȯl-ˌī\

Definition of walleye for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

walleye

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noun wall·eye \ˈwȯ-ˌlī\

Medical Definition of walleye

  1. 1a:  an eye with a bluish white irisb:  an eye with an opaque white cornea

  2. 2a:  strabismus in which the eye turns outward away from the nose—called also exotropia; compare cross-eye 1bwalleyes \-ˌlīz\play plural :  eyes affected with divergent strabismus



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