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n. pl. Flathead or Flat·heads
a. A member of a Native American people inhabiting western Montana and northern Idaho, now located principally on Flathead Lake.
b. The Salishan language of the Flathead.
2. See Interior Salish.
[Translation of French Têtes-Plates, flat heads, translation of a name used by neighboring tribes (from the fact that the Flathead did not ornamentally taper the skull as neighboring peoples did).]
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n, pl -head or -heads
(Animals) any Pacific scorpaenoid food fish of the family Platycephalidae, which resemble gurnards
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a member of an American Indian people of NW Montana.
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|Noun||1.||flathead - food fish of the Indonesian region of the Pacific; resembles gurnards|
|2.||flathead - pallid bottom-dwelling flat-headed fish with large eyes and a duck-like snout|
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