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eyed ‎(not comparable)

  1. Having eyes.
    • 1980, Earl Leitritz; Robert C[onklin] Lewis, Trout and Salmon Culture (Hatchery Methods) [California Fish Bulletin; 164], Oakland, Calif.: University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, ISBN 978-0-931876-36-3, page 24:
      The familiar hatchery practice of agitating the eggs after they are eyed, called shocking or addling, ruptures the yolk membranes of the ever-tender sterile eggs. The result is a precipitation of the globulin and a whitening of the egg.
  2. Having eye-like spots.
    The back of the beetle was eyed to make it appear to be a snake to a predator.
  3. (in compounds) Having the specified kind or number of eyes.
    • 1901 November 7, Gertrude C. Davenport and Charles C. Davenport, “Heredity of Eye-color in Man”, in Science, New Series, MacMillan, Volume 26, Number 670, page 592:
      Gray and blue-eyed parents will tend to have either gray-eyed children only or an equal number of gray- and of blue-eyed children according as the gray-eyed parent is homozygous or heterozygous.


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  1. simple past tense and past participle of eye