Definition of goldeneye in English:

goldeneye

Line breaks: golden|eye
Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊld(ə)nʌɪ
 
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noun (plural same or goldeneyes)

  • A migratory northern diving duck, the male of which has a dark head with a white cheek patch and yellow eyes.
    • Genus Bucephala, family Anatidae: two species, in particular the common goldeneye (B. clangula)
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    • The goldeneye's white spot is between its telltale yellow eye and grey beak, rather than behind the eye.
    • It was beside Henry's Fork that we skied and watched goldeneyes, mallards and trumpeter swans floating in the shallows.
    • During migration, goldeneyes stop on large lakes and rivers to feed while they move between breeding and wintering habitats.

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