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bull·head

 (bo͝ol′hĕd′)
n.
1. Any of several stocky North American freshwater catfishes of the genus Ameiurus, having a tail that is not forked.
2. Any of several sculpins, especially the miller's thumb.
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bullhead

(ˈbʊlˌhɛd)
n
1. (Animals) any of various small northern mainly marine scorpaenoid fishes of the family Cottidae that have a large head covered with bony plates and spines
2. (Animals) any freshwater North American catfish of the genus Ameiurus (or Ictalurus), having a large head bearing several long barbels
3. (Animals) a scorpion fish, Scorpaena guttata, of North American Pacific coastal waters
4. informal a stupidly stubborn or unintelligent person
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bull•head

(ˈbʊlˌhɛd)

n.
1. any small North American freshwater catfish of the genus Ictalurus, having a truncate caudal fin.
2. an unreasonably obstinate person.
[1665–75, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bullhead - freshwater sculpin with a large flattened bony-plated head with hornlike spinesbullhead - freshwater sculpin with a large flattened bony-plated head with hornlike spines
Cottus, genus Cottus - type genus of the Cottidae: sculpins
sculpin - any of numerous spiny large-headed usually scaleless scorpaenoid fishes with broad mouths
2.bullhead - any of several common freshwater catfishes of the United States
siluriform fish, catfish - any of numerous mostly freshwater bottom-living fishes of Eurasia and North America with barbels like whiskers around the mouth
Ameiurus, genus Ameiurus - type genus of the Ameiuridae: bullhead catfishes
Ameiurus Melas, horned pout, hornpout, pout - catfish common in eastern United States
brown bullhead - freshwater catfish of eastern United States
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This dreadful threat had the desired effect, and through the two remaining fields the three pair of small legs trotted on without any serious interruption, notwithstanding a small pond full of tadpoles, alias "bullheads," which the lads looked at wistfully.
An inspection of the river by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) officers found dead fish including trout, lamprey and bullheads, and invertebrates including 200 freshwater shrimps, mayflies and caddisflies.
There were about a million more panfish anglers (8.4 million), while catfish and bullheads moved up a spot in the rankings from 2011, surpassing trout and drawing 8.1 million anglers.
Fish stocks - including juvenile brown trout, bullheads and a juvenile flounder - have now been spotted.
The fish, the department added, resembles the bullheads that can be caught in nearby Prospect Park Lake.
Up to 3,000 are thought to have died on a mile-long stretch of the Nant Mawr between Ruthin and Denbigh, including salmon, sea trout, brown trout, eels and bullheads.
Lisa Szabo-Jones grew up in a seaside town in British Columbia's lower mainland, and spent much of her youth wading among eelgrass seeking out Dungeness crabs, flatfish, bullheads, and sand dollars.
lucius, Northern pike 1 (5-1976) Cyprinidae, carps, minnows, & shiners Notemigonus crysoleucas, 2 (1-1976); 1 (5-1976) Golden shiner Pimephales notatus, Bluntnose minnow Catostomidae, suckers Catostomus commersonii, 45 (5-1976) White sucker Ictaluridae, bullheads, madtoms, & catfish Ameiurus melas, Black bullhead A.
The first stretch, not far upstream of the reservoir, yielded more than 300 largemouth bass, pumpkinseeds, tasselated darters, long-nosed dace, white suckers, crayfish, frogs, redfin pickerel, black-nosed dace, yellow bullheads, brook trout and landlocked salmon.
The smaller catfish and bullheads that are found in rivers, lakes and pond in many places are what most people catch for themselves.