green·​head | \ ˈgrēn-ˌhed How to pronounce greenhead (audio) \

Definition of greenhead

: any of several green-eyed horseflies (such as Tabanus nigrovittatus)

Examples of greenhead in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And the truth is that Jean Adams, like her beloved greenhead fly, was unbeatable., 23 July 2021 That’s a major problem for Southern hunters, who hold the greenhead as the king of all ducks. Joe Genzel, Outdoor Life, 6 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of greenhead

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of greenhead was in 1837

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Cite this Entry

“Greenhead.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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