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bullhead Explained

bullhead at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of several species of N. Amer. freshwater catfish in the genus Ictalurus, valued as food and sport fishes. Bullheads are related to the channel catfish (I. punctatus) and other large N. Amer. species, but their tail is squared, rather than forked, and they are generally less than 12 in. (30 cm) long. The black bullhead (I. melas) is found in the Mississippi Valley, the yellow and brown bullheads (I. natalis and I. nebulosus) east of the Rocky Mtns., and the flat bullhead (I. platycephalus) in coastal streams between N. Carolina and Florida. The name is sometimes applied to sculpins.

Bullhead at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bullhead \Bull"head`\, n.
1. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) 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}.
(b) In America, several species of {Amiurus}; -- called
also {catfish}, {horned pout}, and {bullpout}.
(c) A marine fish of the genus {Cottus}; the sculpin.

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

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

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

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

bullhead at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Miller \Mill"er\ (m[i^]l"[~e]r), n.
1. One who keeps or attends a flour mill or gristmill.

2. A milling machine.

3. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A moth or lepidopterous insect; -- so called because
the wings appear as if covered with white dust or
powder, like a miller's clothes. Called also {moth
(b) The eagle ray.
(c) The hen harrier. [Prov. Eng.]

{Miller's thumb}. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A small fresh-water fish of the genus {Uranidea}
(formerly {Cottus}), as the European species ({U.
gobio}), and the American ({U. gracilis}); -- called
also {bullhead}.
(b) A small bird, as the gold-crest, chiff-chaff, and
long-tailed tit. [Prov. Eng.]

Golden \Gold"en\, a. [OE. golden; cf. OE. gulden, AS. gylden,
from gold. See {Gold}, and cf. {Guilder}.]
1. Made of gold; consisting of gold.

2. Having the color of gold; as, the golden grain.

3. Very precious; highly valuable; excellent; eminently
auspicious; as, golden opinions.

{Golden age}.
(a) The fabulous age of primeval simplicity and purity of
manners in rural employments, followed by the silver,
bronze, and iron ages. --Dryden.
(b) (Roman Literature) The best part (B. C. 81 -- A. D.
14) of the classical period of Latinity; the time when
Cicero, C[ae]sar, Virgil, etc., wrote. Hence:
(c) That period in the history of a literature, etc., when
it flourishes in its greatest purity or attains its
greatest glory; as, the Elizabethan age has been
considered the golden age of English literature.

{Golden balls}, three gilt balls used as a sign of a
pawnbroker's office or shop; -- originally taken from the
coat of arms of Lombardy, the first money lenders in
London having been Lombards.

{Golden bull}. See under {Bull}, an edict.

{Golden chain} (Bot.), the shrub {Cytisus Laburnum}, so named
from its long clusters of yellow blossoms.

{Golden club} (Bot.), an aquatic plant ({Orontium
aquaticum}), bearing a thick spike of minute yellow

{Golden cup} (Bot.), the buttercup.

{Golden eagle} (Zo["o]l.), a large and powerful eagle
({Aquila Chrysa["e]tos}) inhabiting Europe, Asia, and
North America. It is so called from the brownish yellow
tips of the feathers on the head and neck. A dark variety
is called the {royal eagle}; the young in the second year
is the {ring-tailed eagle}.

{Golden fleece}.
(a) (Mythol.) The fleece of gold fabled to have been taken
from the ram that bore Phryxus through the air to
Colchis, and in quest of which Jason undertook the
Argonautic expedition.
(b) (Her.) An order of knighthood instituted in 1429 by
Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy; -- called also
{Toison d'Or}.

{Golden grease}, a bribe; a fee. [Slang]

{Golden hair} (Bot.), a South African shrubby composite plant
with golden yellow flowers, the {Chrysocoma Coma-aurea}.

{Golden Horde} (Hist.), a tribe of Mongolian Tartars who
overran and settled in Southern Russia early in the 18th

{Golden Legend}, a hagiology (the ``Aurea Legenda'') written
by James de Voragine, Archbishop of Genoa, in the 13th
century, translated and printed by Caxton in 1483, and
partially paraphrased by Longfellow in a poem thus

{Golden marcasite} tin. [Obs.]

{Golden mean}, the way of wisdom and safety between extremes;
sufficiency without excess; moderation.

Angels guard him in the golden mean. --Pope.

{Golden mole} (Zo["o]l), one of several South African
Insectivora of the family {Chrysochlorid[ae]}, resembling
moles in form and habits. The fur is tinted with green,
purple, and gold.

{Golden number} (Chronol.), a number showing the year of the
lunar or Metonic cycle. It is reckoned from 1 to 19, and
is so called from having formerly been written in the
calendar in gold.

{Golden oriole}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Oriole}.

{Golden pheasant}. See under {Pheasant}.

{Golden pippin}, a kind of apple, of a bright yellow color.

{Golden plover} (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of
plovers, of the genus {Charadrius}, esp. the European ({C.
apricarius, or pluvialis}; -- called also {yellow,
black-breasted, hill, & whistling, plover}. The common
American species ({C. dominicus}) is also called
{frostbird}, and {bullhead}.

{Golden robin}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Baltimore oriole}, in Vocab.

{Golden rose} (R. C. Ch.), a gold or gilded rose blessed by
the pope on the fourth Sunday in Lent, and sent to some
church or person in recognition of special services
rendered to the Holy See.

{Golden rule}.
(a) The rule of doing as we would have others do to us.
Cf. --Luke vi. 31.
(b) The rule of proportion, or rule of three.

{Golden samphire} (Bot.), a composite plant ({Inula
crithmoides}), found on the seashore of Europe.

{Golden saxifrage} (Bot.), a low herb with yellow flowers
({Chrysosplenium oppositifolium}), blossoming in wet
places in early spring.

{Golden seal} (Bot.), a perennial ranunculaceous herb
({Hydrastis Canadensis}), with a thick knotted rootstock
and large rounded leaves.

{Golden sulphide, or sulphuret}, {of antimony} (Chem.), the
pentasulphide of antimony, a golden or orange yellow

{Golden warbler} (Zo["o]l.), a common American wood warbler
({Dendroica [ae]stiva}); -- called also {blue-eyed yellow
warbler}, {garden warbler}, and {summer yellow bird}.

{Golden wasp} (Zo["o]l.), a bright-colored hymenopterous
insect, of the family {Chrysidid[ae]}. The colors are
golden, blue, and green.

{Golden wedding}. See under {Wedding}.

bullhead at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n 1: freshwater sculpin with a large flattened bony-plated head
with hornlike spines
2: any of several common freshwater catfishes of the United

bullhead at English (WD) Of Explained:

Category: Image - :Ameiurus_nebulosus.jpg|thumb|right|200px|brown bullhead (Ameiurus nebulosus)


Inter: compound » bull|head


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈbʌlˌhɛd/ Inter: X-SAMPA » /"bvl%hEd/


Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: North Americ » a any of a variety of related species of generally dark-colored catfish in the family Inter: taxlink » Ictaluridae|family.
    1. Inter: North Americ » a The black bullhead, Inter: taxlink » Ameiurus melas|species.
    2. Inter: North Americ » a The brown bullhead, Inter: taxlink » Ameiurus nebulosus|species.
    3. Inter: North Americ » a The yellow bullhead, Inter: taxlink » Ameiurus natalis|species.
    4. Inter: context » Europe, Asia Any of various sculpins of the order Scorpaeniformes
    5. Inter: context » Europe, Asia The European bullhead, Inter: taxlink » Cottus gobio|species.
    6. Inter: rail transpor » t bullhead rail


      * mudcat

      See also

      * channel catfish


      Inter: trans-top » catfish of the family Ictaluridae

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|главоч|m
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|piikkimonni

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|γατόψαρο|n|tr=gatópsaro

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Ameiurus melas
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|mustapiikkimonni

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Ameiurus nebulosus
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|piikkimonni
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|törpeharcsa

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|dvärgmal

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » Ameiurus natalis
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|keltapiikkimonni

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » sculpin of the oder Scorpaeniformes
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|simppu

    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » Europe, Asia: the European bullhead|European bullhead
    Inter: trans-see » rail transport: bullhead rail|bullhead rail

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    Translation: it » bullhead
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    Translation: ru » bullhead
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    Translation: vi » bullhead
    Translation: zh » bullhead