Definition of mooneye in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈmo͞onī/


A herringlike freshwater fish with large eyes, found exclusively in central and eastern North America.
  • Genus Hiodon, family Hiodontidae: two species, the goldeye (H. alosoides) and the larger-eyed mooneye (H. tergisus)
Example sentences
  • Mooneyes prefer swift, clean water and will not tolerate silted conditions
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