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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having the eyes wide-open, as in infatuation, wonder, or grief: "Didn't she have a hundred moon-eyed ninnies after her in Texas?” ( Zane Grey).
  • adj. Able to see well at night.
  • adj. Moonblind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. having wide open eyes

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having eyes affected by the moon; moonblind; dim-eyed; purblind.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Affected with mooneye; having eyes affected by the moon, or supposed to be so affected.
  • Dim-eyed; purblind.
  • Noting certain fishes, as the Hyodontidæ or mooneyes.
  • Having feathers marked towards the ends with rounded or oval spots, as in the spangled Hamburg breeds of fowls.

Etymologies

Germanic: moon + to eye; parallel to the cognate, yet non-synonymous Dutch maanoog (Wiktionary)

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