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snake·head

 (snāk′hĕd′)
n.
1. Any of various edible freshwater predatory fishes of the family Channidae, having an elongated body with long dorsal and anal fins and large scales on the head, native to Asia and Africa and established elsewhere.
3. Slang A person who smuggles undocumented Chinese immigrants into the United States and other countries.

snakehead

(ˈsneɪkˌhed)
n
(Law) a Chinese criminal involved in the illegal transport of Chinese citizens to other parts of the world
[C20: origin uncertain]

snake•head

(ˈsneɪkˌhɛd)

n.
a turtlehead plant.
[1775–85, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.snakehead - showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purplesnakehead - showy perennial of marshlands of eastern and central North America having waxy lanceolate leaves and flower with lower part creamy white and upper parts pale pink to deep purple
Chelone, genus Chelone - herbaceous perennials: shellflower
bog plant, marsh plant, swamp plant - a semiaquatic plant that grows in soft wet land; most are monocots: sedge, sphagnum, grasses, cattails, etc; possibly heath
References in classic literature ?
Seal-like creatures there were with long necks stretching ten and more feet above their enormous bodies and whose snake heads were split with gaping mouths bristling with countless fangs.
Bulgari's iconic Serpenti Forever bags, with their signature enameled snake head clasp, are reinterpreted through the visionary eyes of shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood, renowned for his irreverently feminine shoe designs.
Tenders are invited for remove the cleanout or manhole cover and use an expanding snake head, spear head or small cutting head to clear piping of grease and other foreign materials as needed.
The tragic queen dies when Wadjet (Darren Goldsmith) plunges his snake head into her bosom, before she is bathed in celestial light and ascends to the gods with open arms.
He says he has no plans to sue and would send the snake head back to Seneca Foods in a container provided by the company so it can investigate, but Hartman hasn't emerged unscathed from his ordeal: "I'll never eat green beans again, I'll tell you that," he told the TV station.
We've introduced plants like milkmaids, little orchids and snake head fritillaries and I've grown some great nettles.
Analysis included measurements of distance from prey at strike initiation in snake head lengths, and several angle measurements: snout-braincase, fang axis-braincase, braincase-neck, and gape.