goldeneye(redirected from common goldeneyes)
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Related to common goldeneyes: Barrow's goldeneye
1. Either of two diving ducks (Bucephala clangula or B. islandica) of northern regions, having a short black bill, a rounded head, and yellow eyes.
2. Any of various lacewings of the family Chrysopidae having yellow or copper-colored eyes.
[From their golden-yellow eyes.]
n, pl -eyes or -eye
1. (Animals) either of two black-and-white diving ducks, Bucephala clangula or B. islandica, of northern regions
2. (Animals) any lacewing of the family Chrysopidae that has a greenish body and eyes of a metallic lustre
n., pl. -eyes, (esp. collectively) -eye.
either of two yellow-eyed diving ducks, Bucephala clangula of Eurasia and North America or B. islandica of North America.
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|Noun||1.||goldeneye - a variety of green lacewing|
|2.||goldeneye - large-headed swift-flying diving duck of Arctic regions|
duck - small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs