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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.
2. See turtlehead.
3. Slang A person who smuggles undocumented Chinese immigrants into the United States and other countries.
(Law) a Chinese criminal involved in the illegal transport of Chinese citizens to other parts of the world
[C20: origin uncertain]
a turtlehead plant.
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|Noun||1.||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 purple|