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[purl-ahy] /ˈpɜrlˌaɪ/

noun, plural pearleyes (especially collectively) pearleye.
any of several deep-sea fishes of the family Scopelarchidae, having large, hooked teeth on the tongue, telescopic , and an iridescent patch on each tube.


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