goldeneye vs whistler what difference

what is difference between goldeneye and whistler

English

Etymology

golden +‎ eye

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈɡəʊldn̩.ɑɪ/

Noun

goldeneye (plural goldeneyes)

  1. Any of several seaducks, of the genus Bucephala, having black and white plumage.
  2. Any of several lacewings of the family Chrysopidae.
  3. Any of several flowering plants of the subtribe Helianthinae.

Synonyms

  • (seaduck): whistler
  • (fly): green lacewing

Derived terms

  • Barrow’s goldeneye, Bucephala islandica
  • common goldeneye, Bucephala clangula

Translations

References

  • Goldeneye (duck) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Viguiera on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • Becuphela on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Chrysopidae on Wikispecies.Wikispecies
  • Helianthinae on Wikispecies.Wikispecies


English

Etymology

From Middle English whisteler, whistlar, whystelare, from Old English hwistlere (a player on a flute; a piper), equivalent to whistle +‎ -er.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈʍɪslə(ɹ)/, (wine–whine merger) /ˈwɪslə(ɹ)/

Noun

whistler (plural whistlers)

  1. Someone or something that whistles, or who plays a whistle as a musical instrument.
  2. Any of several passerine birds of the genus Pachycephala, of Australasia and the western Pacific.
  3. Any bird that whistles or is noted for its whistling vocalisations (applied regionally to various specific species).
  4. The goldeneye (certain ducks of genus Bucephala).
  5. The whistling marmot (Marmota caligata).
  6. The mountain beaver (Aplodontia rufa).
  7. An audio-frequency electromagnetic wave produced by atmospheric disturbances such as lightning.
  8. A broken-winded horse.
  9. (slang, obsolete) The keeper of a whistling shop, or shebeen.

Synonyms

  • (whistling marmot): hoary marmot

Translations

Anagrams

  • whirtles

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