Definitions for walleyeˈwɔl aɪ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
wall•eyeˈwɔl aɪ(n.)(pl.)-eyes; -eye.
Ref: Also called walleyed pike.
Origin of walleye:
1515–25; back formation from walleyed
walleye, divergent strabismus, exotropia(noun)
strabismus in which one or both eyes are directed outward
walleye, walleyed pike, jack salmon, dory, Stizostedion vitreum(noun)
pike-like freshwater perches
One or a pair of sideways-looking misaligned eyes.
An unusually pale eye.
A variety of gamefish native to the Northern U.S. and Canada with pale, reflective eyes.
Walleye is a freshwater perciform fish native to most of Canada and to the northern United States. It is a North American close relative of the European pikeperch. The walleye is sometimes called the yellow walleye to distinguish it from the blue walleye, which is a subspecies that can be found in the southern Ontario and Quebec. In some parts of its range, the walleye is known as the colored pike, yellow pike or pickerel, although the fish is not related to other species of pikes which are members of the family Esocidae. Walleyes show a fair amount of variation across watersheds. In general, fish within a watershed are quite similar and are genetically distinct from those of nearby watersheds. The species has been artificially propagated for over a century and has been planted on top of existing populations or introduced into waters naturally devoid of the species, sometimes reducing the overall genetic distinctiveness of populations.
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