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

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.

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The rest of the fish community includes muskellunge, northern pike, white sucker, brown bullhead, yellow perch, spot-tail shiner, Johnny darter and a handful of other small species. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Can the walleye population rebound in McDermott Lake if bass and panfish are reduced?," 30 June 2018 Small, ruby lacquered bullheads line a far wall and booths the color of red sangria adorned with nail-head trim fill the dining space. Lindsey Mcclave, The Courier-Journal, "Spanish flavors are bold (but imperfect) at this Louisville restaurant," 27 June 2018 Along with channel catfish, the lake is stocked with rainbow trout, rock bass, bass carp, brown trout and brown bullhead. Sean Quinton, The Seattle Times, "‘Oh my god’: Giant 45-pound catfish caught in Green Lake," 19 June 2018 Anglers caught 10 non-natives: Yellow perch; black and white crappie; largemouth and smallmouth bass; pumpkinseed; bluegill; bullhead and channel catfish, and walleye. Bill Monroe, OregonLive.com, "Sewage spill may threaten some sturgeon fishing Thursday," 25 Oct. 2017 Live bullheads are also effective for striped bass near the Mothball Fleet. sacbee, "Fishing line: Salmon still steady on Sacramento-Delta | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Oct. 2017 Warm and murky water in the pond would attract mostly carp, bullheads and other fish tolerant of poor water quality, Wawrzyn said. Don Behm, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Demolition of Estabrook Park dam on Milwaukee River could begin in December with federal funds," 30 Oct. 2017 Grass shrimp is available in Suisun Bay bait shops, and live bullheads continue to be very popular at shops with shrimp boat access. sacbee, "Fishing line: Salmon still steady on Sacramento-Delta | The Sacramento Bee," 24 Oct. 2017 Grass shrimp is available in Suisun Bay bait shops, and live bullheads are going in and out rapidly in selected bait shops with access to a shrimp boat. sacbee, "Best places to fish right now on Sacramento region waterways," 11 Sep. 2017

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

Kids Definition of bullhead

: any of various fishes with large heads

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