bucephalus

noun (1)
bu·​ceph·​a·​lus | \ byüˈsefələs \
plural bucephaluses\ -​ləsə̇z \ or bucephali\ -​ˌlī \

Definition of bucephalus

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic
: a riding horse especially if spirited and mettlesome often used ironically

Bucephalus

noun (2)
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Definition of Bucephalus (Entry 2 of 2)

: a genus of small digenetic trematodes having the mouth near the center of the ventral surface and the intestine saclike and not bifurcated and comprising intestinal parasites of carnivorous fishes

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History and Etymology for bucephalus

Noun (1)

after Bucephalus, horse of Alexander the Great †323 b.c. king of Macedonia, from Latin, from Greek Boukephalos

Noun (2)

New Latin, from Greek boukephalos bullheaded

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“Bucephalus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucephalus. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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