what is difference between goldeneye and whistler
golden + eye
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡəʊldn̩.ɑɪ/
goldeneye (plural goldeneyes)
- Any of several seaducks, of the genus Bucephala, having black and white plumage.
- Any of several lacewings of the family Chrysopidae.
- Any of several flowering plants of the subtribe Helianthinae.
- (seaduck): whistler
- (fly): green lacewing
- Barrow’s goldeneye, Bucephala islandica
- common goldeneye, Bucephala clangula
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- Becuphela on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
- Chrysopidae on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
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From Middle English whisteler, whistlar, whystelare, from Old English hwistlere (“a player on a flute; a piper”), equivalent to whistle + -er.
- IPA(key): /ˈʍɪslə(ɹ)/, (wine–whine merger) /ˈwɪslə(ɹ)/
whistler (plural whistlers)
- Someone or something that whistles, or who plays a whistle as a musical instrument.
- Any of several passerine birds of the genus Pachycephala, of Australasia and the western Pacific.
- Any bird that whistles or is noted for its whistling vocalisations (applied regionally to various specific species).
- The goldeneye (certain ducks of genus Bucephala).
- The whistling marmot (Marmota caligata).
- The mountain beaver (Aplodontia rufa).
- An audio-frequency electromagnetic wave produced by atmospheric disturbances such as lightning.
- A broken-winded horse.
- (slang, obsolete) The keeper of a whistling shop, or shebeen.
- (whistling marmot): hoary marmot