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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
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This research was done to determine the influence of various feeds on growth increment, body constituents and survival rate of snakehead (Channa marulius) cultured in plastic tanks (42.
2: You also will love the battle that follows, unless the snakehead bores through six bales of coontail, a quarter-acre of spatterdock, and a sunken section of pipe before it breaks you off.
A CHINESE man who claimed he was forced to grow drugs to pay off a debt to snakehead mobsters was jailed yesterday.
Abstract Larval snakehead Channa striatus were fed with three cladocerans (Ceriodaphnia cornuta, Moina micrura and Daphnia carinata) and Artemia nauplii at the rate (500 Ind.
SYFY) Genetically altered snakehead fish bring terror to the swamps of Louisiana.
They can only mean one thing: the northern snakehead.
The fish were mainly carp, chub and snakehead, he added.
The dead fish were mainly carp, chub and snakehead.
Washington, August 8 ( ANI ): A Spotsylvania County plumber broke two world records as he caught a 17-pound, 6-ounce northern snakehead, which is officially the biggest ever caught, according to the International Game Fish Association.
THE Royal Golf Club's course maintenance team has introduced 1,000 Tilapia fish and 200 Snakehead fish into the numerous lakes as part of a three-year plan to improve water quality and the eco-system at the facility.
The Royal Golf Club's course maintenance team has introduced 1,000 Tilapia fish and 200 Snakehead fish into its six lakes as part of a three-year plan to improve water quality and the eco-system at the facility.
can confirm that it has completed the sale of a majority of it's assets to SnakeHead Software LLC.