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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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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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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.
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Local daily Mohave Valley Daily News (http://www.mohavedailynews.com/news/storm-downs-power-supply/article_0c2b258c-9e98-11e8-a4c7-a78e748a7810.html) reported  a major power line near the intersection of Bullhead Parkway and Laughlin Ranch Boulevard was damaged in the storm.
Q: How does a great blue heron swallow a large bullhead without getting injured by the fish's sharp spines on its dorsal and pectoral fins?
Now and then a 3- or 4-pound bass or a big bullhead might strike, but overall, expectations and gear should be tailored toward very small fish, some as little as two inches!
Environment Minister Therese Coffey said: "The water in Saltburn Gill is now running clear and it is fantastic to see fish like the brown trout and European bullhead returning to these rivers.