bullhead

noun
bull·​head | \ ˈbu̇l-ˌhed How to pronounce bullhead (audio) also ˈbəl- \

Definition of bullhead

: any of various large-headed fishes (such as a sculpin) especially : any of several common freshwater catfishes (genus Ameiurus sometimes included in the genus Ictalurus) of the U.S.

Examples of bullhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Other nonnatives fish in Utah Lake include perch, walleye, bass, bluegill channel catfish and black bullhead catfish. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 Mar. 2022 Largemouth bass, yellow perch, bluegill, black crappie and bullhead, several dozen in all. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Mar. 2022 Finally, children should eat no more than seven meals per month of yellow bullhead catfish from the creek. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, 17 Oct. 2021 Finally, children should eat no more than seven meals per month of yellow bullhead catfish from the creek. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, 17 Oct. 2021 Finally, children should eat no more than seven meals per month of yellow bullhead catfish from the creek. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, 17 Oct. 2021 Finally, children should eat no more than seven meals per month of yellow bullhead catfish from the creek. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, 17 Oct. 2021 Finally, children should eat no more than seven meals per month of yellow bullhead catfish from the creek. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, 17 Oct. 2021 Finally, children should eat no more than seven meals per month of yellow bullhead catfish from the creek. Christine Condon, baltimoresun.com, 17 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bullhead

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Bullhead.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullhead. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.

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bullhead

noun
bull·​head | \ ˈbu̇l-ˌhed How to pronounce bullhead (audio) \

Kids Definition of bullhead

: any of various fishes with large heads

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