Definition of Bullhead

1. Noun. Freshwater sculpin with a large flattened bony-plated head with hornlike spines.

Group relationships: Cottus, Genus Cottus
Generic synonyms: Sculpin

2. Noun. Any of several common freshwater catfishes of the United States.
Exact synonyms: Bullhead Catfish
Generic synonyms: Catfish, Siluriform Fish
Group relationships: Ameiurus, Genus Ameiurus
Specialized synonyms: Ameiurus Melas, Horned Pout, Hornpout, Pout, Brown Bullhead

Definition of Bullhead

1. n. A fresh-water fish of many species, of the genus Uranidea, esp. U. gobio of Europe, and U. Richardsoni of the United States; -- called also miller's thumb.

Definition of Bullhead

1. Noun. (North America) any of a variety of related species of generally dark-colored catfish in the family Ictaluridae. ¹

2. Noun. (North America) The black bullhead, ''Ameiurus melas''. ¹

3. Noun. (North America) The brown bullhead, ''Ameiurus nebulosus''. ¹

4. Noun. (North America) The yellow bullhead, ''Ameiurus natalis''. ¹

5. Noun. (context: Europe, Asia) Any of various sculpins of the order Scorpaeniformes ¹

6. Noun. (context: Europe, Asia) The European bullhead, ''Cottus gobio''. ¹

7. Noun. (rail transport) bullhead rail ¹

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Definition of Bullhead

1. a freshwater catfish [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bullhead

1. 1. A fresh water fish of many species, of the genus Uranidea, especially. U. Gobio of Europe, and U. Richardsoni of the United States; called also miller's thumb. In America, several species of Amiurus; called also catfish, horned pout, and bullpout. A marine fish of the genus Cottus; the sculpin. 2. The black-bellied plover (Squatarola helvetica); called also beetlehead. The golden plover. 3. A stupid fellow; a lubber. 4. A small black water insect. Bullhead whiting, the kingfish of Florida (Menticirrus alburnus). Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Bullhead

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1. American Food and Game Fishes: A Popular Account of All the Species Found in by David Starr Jordan, Barton Warren Evermann (1902)
"Not so with the bullhead. He says i( liver is a good thing, you can't have too ... The boy gets down on his knees to dissect the bullhead, and get his hook, ..."

2. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"'HEN one looks a bullhead in the face one is glad that it is not a real bull for its barbels give it an appearance quite fit for the making of a nightmare; ..."

3. The Pet Book by Anna Botsford Comstock (1914)
"THE CATFISH OR bullhead HEN we study fish, we should try to understand how they are adapted ... The most common of the catfish is, probably, the bullhead, ..."

4. International Library of Technology: A Series of Textbooks for Persons by International Textbook Company (1906)
"The double- branch elbow is similar to the bullhead tee and is very useful for branching from a main ; it makes a superior connection. 34. ..."

5. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1866)
"bullhead. [Corros.] BU'LLID^E, a family of Marine ... of De Blainville), which includes bullhead, ARMED. ..."

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