Definition of ocellated in English:



  • (of an animal, or its plumage or body surface) having one or more ocelli, or eyelike markings.

    • ‘It seems that both available species were eaten, the domesticated one now familiar worldwide and also the ocellated turkey.’
    • ‘In the Maya forest, the rare ocellated turkey cocks its head from side to side, as if preening.’
    • ‘The ocellated turkey is native to the Yucatán Peninsula of Mexico and adjacent Guatemala and Belize.’
    • ‘In the Mediterranean ocellated wrasse, satellite males help to defend the nest against small parasitic males.’