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.

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Recent Examples on the Web As a result, June suckers face an array of predator species, including white bass, walleye, largemouth bass, black crappie, black bullhead, northern pike and channel catfish. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Jan. 2021 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Popular Science, 1 June 2020 While there are a number of American catfish (and similar-looking bullheads) the most important catfish species to American anglers are channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, 11 May 2020 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, 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, 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, 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, 25 Oct. 2017 Live bullheads are also effective for striped bass near the Mothball Fleet. sacbee, 24 Oct. 2017

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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 18 Jun. 2021.

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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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