Hornyhead
Hornyhead Horn"y*head`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any North American river chub of the genus {Hybopsis}, esp. {Hybopsis biguttatus}. [1913 Webster]

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  • hornyhead — noun see hornyhead chub * * * hornˈyhead noun An American cyprinoid fish with hornlike processes on its head • • • Main Entry: ↑horn …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hornyhead chub — Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum …   Wikipedia

  • hornyhead chub — noun also hornyhead ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ : a common chub (Nocomis biguttatus) of the larger streams from Pennsylvania to Wyoming and south to Alabama distinguished by the males having the head covered with conical hornlike processes during the breeding …   Useful english dictionary

  • hornyhead chub — noun Nocomis biguttatus, a small minnow of the northern central United States and Canada …   Wiktionary

  • Hybopsis biguttatus — Hornyhead Horn y*head , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any North American river chub of the genus {Hybopsis}, esp. {Hybopsis biguttatus}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chub — /chub/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) chub, (esp. referring to two or more kinds or species) chubs. 1. a common freshwater fish, Leuciscus cephalus, of European waters, having a thick, fusiform body. 2. any of various related fishes. 3. any of… …   Universalium

  • Clotho nasicornis — River Riv er, n. [F. riv[ e]re a river, LL. riparia river, bank of a river, fr. L. riparius belonging to a bank or shore, fr. ripa a bank or shore; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Arrive}, {Riparian}.] 1. A large stream of water flowing in a bed or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • River — Riv er, n. [F. riv[ e]re a river, LL. riparia river, bank of a river, fr. L. riparius belonging to a bank or shore, fr. ripa a bank or shore; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Arrive}, {Riparian}.] 1. A large stream of water flowing in a bed or channel… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • River chub — River Riv er, n. [F. riv[ e]re a river, LL. riparia river, bank of a river, fr. L. riparius belonging to a bank or shore, fr. ripa a bank or shore; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Arrive}, {Riparian}.] 1. A large stream of water flowing in a bed or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • River crab — River Riv er, n. [F. riv[ e]re a river, LL. riparia river, bank of a river, fr. L. riparius belonging to a bank or shore, fr. ripa a bank or shore; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Arrive}, {Riparian}.] 1. A large stream of water flowing in a bed or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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