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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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 The walleye runs on the Sandusky and Maumee rivers are being replaced by a dandy white bass run right now. cleveland.com, "Fishing Report for May 11: Western Lake Erie walleye fishing drawing crowds," 11 May 2018 The supersized walleye weighed 12.74 pounds and was 28.8 inches long. Madeline Farber, Fox News, "'Monster' walleye fish caught in Iowa lake," 26 Apr. 2018 The fisheries biologist believes the walleye spawn peaked late last week. Tyler Mahoney, kansascity, "Fishing report: Better prospects ahead following last week's cold front," 18 Apr. 2018 The chain is stocked with walleyes at least every other year, and has strong, naturally reproducing populations of largemouth bass, black crappies and bluegills. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Lots of fish, summery weather greet anglers at Lake Chetek fishing opener," 5 May 2018 If fishermen can find a decent patch of clear water around the Lake Erie Islands, troll diving plugs off side planer boards to connect with bigger walleye. cleveland.com, "Fishing Report for April 27: Balmy walleye fishing weather finally arrives," 27 Apr. 2018 Channel cats were biting the best, but quite a few walleyes were caught as well. Tyler Mahoney Special To The Star, kansascity, "Fishing report: Catfish action picking up in Kansas, Missouri lakes," 11 July 2018 However, the lake's walleyes are dwarfed in number by bass and panfish. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Can the walleye population rebound in McDermott Lake if bass and panfish are reduced?," 30 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 \

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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