beetlehead
Bullhead Bull"head`, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A fresh-water fish of many species, of the genus {Uranidea}, esp. {Uranidea gobio} of Europe, and {Uranidea Richardsoni} of the United States; -- called also {miller's thumb}. (b) In America, several species of {Amiurus}; -- called also {catfish}, {horned pout}, and {bullpout}. (c) A marine fish of the genus {Cottus}; the sculpin. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The black-bellied plover ({Squatarola helvetica}); -- called also {beetlehead}. (b) The golden plover. [1913 Webster]

3. A stupid fellow; a lubber. [Colloq.] --Jonson. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) A small black water insect. --E. Phillips. [1913 Webster]

{Bullhead whiting} (Zo["o]l.), the kingfish of Florida ({Menticirrus alburnus}). [1913 Webster]


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  • Beetlehead — Bee tle*head , n. [Beetle a mallet + head.] [1913 Webster] 1. A stupid fellow; a blockhead. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The black bellied plover, or bullhead ({Squatarola helvetica}). See {Plover}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • beetlehead — beetleheaded, adj. /beet l hed /, n. a stupid person; blockhead. [1570 80; BEETLE2 + HEAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • beetlehead — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: beetle (III) + head 1. : a stupid person 2. : black bellied plover * * * beetleheaded, adj. /beet l hed /, n. a stupid pe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Squatarola helvetica — Beetlehead Bee tle*head , n. [Beetle a mallet + head.] [1913 Webster] 1. A stupid fellow; a blockhead. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The black bellied plover, or bullhead ({Squatarola helvetica}). See {Plover}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bullhead — Bull head , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A fresh water fish of many species, of the genus {Uranidea}, esp. {Uranidea gobio} of Europe, and {Uranidea Richardsoni} of the United States; called also {miller s thumb}. (b) In America, several species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bullhead whiting — Bullhead Bull head , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A fresh water fish of many species, of the genus {Uranidea}, esp. {Uranidea gobio} of Europe, and {Uranidea Richardsoni} of the United States; called also {miller s thumb}. (b) In America, several species …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bullpout — Bullhead Bull head , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A fresh water fish of many species, of the genus {Uranidea}, esp. {Uranidea gobio} of Europe, and {Uranidea Richardsoni} of the United States; called also {miller s thumb}. (b) In America, several species …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • catfish — Bullhead Bull head , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A fresh water fish of many species, of the genus {Uranidea}, esp. {Uranidea gobio} of Europe, and {Uranidea Richardsoni} of the United States; called also {miller s thumb}. (b) In America, several species …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horned pout — Bullhead Bull head , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A fresh water fish of many species, of the genus {Uranidea}, esp. {Uranidea gobio} of Europe, and {Uranidea Richardsoni} of the United States; called also {miller s thumb}. (b) In America, several species …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Menticirrus alburnus — Bullhead Bull head , n. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A fresh water fish of many species, of the genus {Uranidea}, esp. {Uranidea gobio} of Europe, and {Uranidea Richardsoni} of the United States; called also {miller s thumb}. (b) In America, several species …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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