Definition of Snakehead

1. Noun. Showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple.




Definition of Snakehead

1. n. A loose, bent-up end of one of the strap rails, or flat rails, formerly used on American railroads. It was sometimes so bent by the passage of a train as to slip over a wheel and pierce the bottom of a car.

Definition of Snakehead

1. Noun. (slang) A Chinese smuggler, especially one who smuggles people ¹

2. Noun. A showy perennial plant, ''Chelone glabra'', found in North American marshlands; the turtlehead ¹

3. Noun. A loose, bent-up end of one of the strap rails, or flat rails, formerly used on American railroads. It was sometimes so bent by the passage of a train as to slip over a wheel and pierce the bottom of a car. ¹

4. Noun. The Guinea-hen flower. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Snakehead

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Medical Definition of Snakehead

1. 1. A loose, bent-up end of one of the strap rails, or flat rails, formerly used on American railroads. It was sometimes so bent by the passage of a train as to slip over a wheel and pierce the bottom of a car. 2. The turtlehead. The Guinea-hen flower. See Snake's-head, and under Guinea. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Snakehead

snakeberry
snakebird
snakebirds
snakebit
snakebite
snakebite and black
snakebites
snakebitten
snakeblenny
snaked
snakedom
snakefish
snakefishes
snakeflies
snakefly
snakehead (current term)
snakeheads
snakehood
snakeless
snakelet
snakelets
snakelike
snakeling
snakelings
snakemeat
snakeneck
snakenecks
snakepit
snakepits
snakeproof

Literary usage of Snakehead

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Four Seasons in the Garden by Eben Eugene Rexford (1907)
"To it we also add great bundles of White snakehead, whose flowers used to ... Bitter as is the decoction of Thorough- wort, that of snakehead is far more so ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1886)
"... te Indian snakehead is a closely allied species, common in the ponds and fresh-water tanks of India, where holy Brahmans * and drink and die and are ..."

3. When Railroads Were New by Charles Frederick Carter (1909)
"When he recovered his wits he found himself lying with head and shoulders through the broken partition, with both hands clutching the snakehead, the end of ..."

4. Annual Conference Proceedings of the American Library Association by American Library Association. Conference, American Library Association (1900)
"Allen Gould, in "Mother Nature's children," speaks of the "snakehead" fish and its young as "Mr. and Mrs. snakehead and their babies" and of the ..."

5. Wiring of Finished Buildings: A Practical Treatise, Dealing with the by Terrell Croft (1915)
"It will keep the snakehead down and prevent it from coiling up in the floor bays so that it can easily be pushed from pocket to pocket along the laths. ..."

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