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Meaning of BULLHEAD

Pronunciation:  'bûl`hed

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any of several common freshwater catfishes of the United States
  2. [n]  freshwater sculpin with a large flattened bony-plated head with hornlike spines

BULLHEAD is a 8 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: Ameiurus, Ameiurus Melas, brown bullhead, catfish, Cottus, genus Ameiurus, genus Cottus, horned pout, hornpout, pout, sculpin, siluriform fish



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bull"head`\, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) A fresh-water fish of many species, of the genus
       {Uranidea}, esp. {U. gobio} of Europe, and {U.
       Richardsoni} of the United States; -- called also
       {miller's thumb}.
   (b) In America, several species of {Amiurus}; -- called
       also {catfish}, {horned pout}, and {bullpout}.
   (c) A marine fish of the genus {Cottus}; the sculpin.

2. (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) The black-bellied plover ({Squatarola helvetica}); --
       called also {beetlehead}.
   (b) The golden plover.

3. A stupid fellow; a lubber. [Colloq.] --Jonson.

4. (Zo["o]l.) A small black water insect. --E. Phillips.

{Bullhead whiting} (Zo["o]l.), the kingfish of Florida
   ({Menticirrus alburnus}).