from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various small greenish birds of the genus Zosterops of Africa, southern Asia, and the Pacific islands, having a narrow ring of white feathers around each eye. Also called silvereye.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of several species of small Old World singing of the genus Zosterops, as Zosterops palpebrosus of India, and Zosterops cœrulescens of Australia. The eyes are encircled by a ring of white feathers, whence the name. Called also bush creeper, and white-eyed tit.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as wall-eyed pike (which. see, under pike).
- n. In Great Britain, the white-eyed duck, Nyroca ferruginea or N. leucophthalma. See cut under Nyroca.
- n. In the United States, the white-eyed vireo or greenlet, Vireo noveboracensis. See cut under Vireo.
- n. Any bird of the genus Zosterops; a silver-eye: as, the Indian white-eye, Z. palpebrosus. See cut under Zosterops.
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