noun Etymology: back-formation from walleyed Date: 1523 1. a. an eye with a whitish or bluish-white iris b. an eye with an opaque white cornea 2. a. 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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  • walleye — [wôl′ī΄] n. [back form. < WALLEYED] 1. an eye, as of a horse, with a whitish iris or white, opaque cornea 2. a) an eye that turns outward, showing more white than is normal b) divergent strabismus 3. leukoma of the cornea …   English World dictionary

  • Walleye — For other uses, see Walleye (disambiguation). Walleye Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • walleye — 1) the yellow walleye (Sander vitreus) is a popular North American sport fish with a milky cornea and prominent eyes 2) an eye with a milky white cornea, a light grey or bluish white iris, or an eye turned outwards to show more of the white of… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • walleye — /wawl uy/, n., pl. walleyes, (esp. collectively for 1, 2) walleye. 1. Also called walleyed pike, jack salmon. a large game fish, Stizostedion vitreum, inhabiting the lakes and rivers of northeastern North America; pikeperch. 2. any of various… …   Universalium

  • walleye — /ˈwɔlaɪ/ (say wawluy) noun (plural walleye or walleyes) 1. any of various North American fishes with large staring eyes, especially the wall eyed pike, a pike perch, Stizostedion vitreum. 2. an eye such as is seen in a wall eyed person or animal …   Australian English dictionary

  • walleye — noun 1. strabismus in which one or both eyes are directed outward • Syn: ↑divergent strabismus, ↑exotropia • Hypernyms: ↑strabismus, ↑squint 2. pike like freshwater perches • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • walleye — noun a) One or a pair of sideways looking misaligned eyes. b) An unusually pale eye. Syn: walleyed pike …   Wiktionary

  • walleye — wall·eye wȯ .lī n 1 a) an eye with a bluish white iris b) an eye with an opaque white cornea 2 a) strabismus in which the eye turns outward away from the nose called also exotropia compare CROSS EYE (1) b) wall·eyes …   Medical dictionary

  • walleye — Synonyms and related words: amaurosis, blepharitis, bug eyes, cast, cataract, choroiditis, cockeyes, conjunctivitis, convergent strabismus, cross eye, cross eyedness, cross eyes, defective vision, detached retina, esotropia, exotropia, eye defect …   Moby Thesaurus

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