Definition of bullhead in English:


Syllabification: bull·head
Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝olˌhed


  • 1 (also bullhead catfish) An American freshwater catfish with four pairs of barbels around the mouth.
    • Family Ictaluridae: several genera and numerous species, including the black bullhead (Ameiurus melas)
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    • In Florida, the diet was comprised mainly of fishes, with gizzard shad, bullhead catfish, and small bluegill particularly common.
    • In isolated enterocytes of black bullhead catfish, for instance, GLP - 1 application leads to substantial and dose-dependent increases in the capacity for glucose transport, as does exposure of the cells to glucagon.
    • They are usually too soft to withstand the attentions of small fish such as roach and small bream, as well as crayfish and the bullhead catfish.
  • 2A small, mainly freshwater Eurasian fish of the sculpin family, with a broad flattened head and spiny fins.
    • Genera Cottus and Taurulus, family Cottidae: three species
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    • Johansson and Englund studied a waiting game between bullheads (Cottus gobio; a predatory fish) and case-making caddis fly larvae.
    • Hundreds of bullheads and stoneloach, 49 trout and one eel were among the fish killed in Lockholme Beck, a tributary of Scandal Beck, at Ravenstonedale, near Kirkby Stephen.
    • Other species caught included a handful of pike up to about five pounds in weight and a single chub, plus minnows and bullheads too numerous to count.
  • 3 (also bullhead lily) A North American water lily with globular yellow flowers.
    • Nuphar variegatum, family Nymphaeaceae
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    • The Menominee believed that the bullhead lily was a powerful medicine.
    • At this time, too, I harvested a good supply of bullhead lily and cattail roots, both of which make a good substitute for potatoes.
    • The creation of a beaver pond provides habitat for common aquatic plants like the Water-shield, Common Bladderwort, White Water-lily and Bullhead Lily.

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