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Definition of "bigeye" [big•eye]

  • Any of several small tropical marine fishes of the family Priacanthidae, having large eyes and reddish scales. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bigeye" in a sentence
  • "In this case it came in the form of a slender light green coloured pelagic fish called bigeye tuna in the Pacific are also just about on the brink."
  • "The Coral Triangle contains spawning and nursery grounds and migratory routes for the commercially viable yellowfin tuna, as well as species such as bigeye, skipjack and albacore, producing more than 40% of the total catch for the Western Central Pacific region, and representing more than 20% of the total global catch."
  • "These competitors have realized that selling species such as bigeye tuna officially listed as "high risk for extinction in the wild" carries a significant reputational risk, as well as threatening the very basis on which their business turns a profit."