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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

, , (Pimelodus cattus) / (Anarrhicas lupus)

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