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white-eye

(wīt′ī′, hwīt′ī′)
n.
Any of various small greenish birds of the genus Zosterops of Africa, southern Asia, and the Pacific islands, having a narrow ring of white feathers around the eye.

white-eye

n
1. (Animals) Also called (NZ): blighty, silvereye, tauhou or waxeye any songbird of the family Zosteropidae of Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Asia, having a greenish plumage with a white ring around each eye
2. (Animals) any of certain other birds having a white ring or patch around the eye
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