Wall"-eye` (?), n. [See Wall-eyed.]

1.

An eye in which the iris is of a very light gray or whitish color; -- said usually of horses.

Booth.

Jonson has defined wall-eye to be "a disease in the crystalline humor of the eye; glaucoma." But glaucoma is not a disease of the crystalline humor, nor is wall-eye a disease at all, but merely a natural blemish. Tully. In the north of England, as Brockett states, persons are said to be wall-eyed when the white of the eye is very large and distorted, or on one side.

2. Zool. (a)

An American fresh-water food fish (Stizostedion vitreum) having large and prominent eyes; -- called also glasseye, pike perch, yellow pike, and wall-eyed perch.

(b)

A California surf fish (Holconotus argenteus).

(c)

The alewife; -- called also wall-eyed herring.

 

© Webster 1913.

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