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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.
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.
[1775–85, Amer.]
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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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Hollywood also picked up on the public's fear, releasing a B horror movie, Snakehead Terror, that has as its premise the introduction of human growth hormones into a lake that was previously poisoned to eradicate snakeheads.
Snakehead fish in coconut milk with sweet potato leaves
The great northern snakehead, white type Channa argus is one of the most important economic and conservational fish in China, but an uncertain classification has existed for many years.
The dial workshop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland (movements are made in Le Sentier) meticulously creates snakehead watch faces.
Common name Scientific Name PROHIBITED PLANTS Fanwort Cabomba caroliniana Brazilian waterweed Egeria densa Hydrilla/water thyme Hydrilla verticillata Parrot feather Myriophyllum aquaticum Eurasian water milfoil Myriophyllum spicatum Curly leaf pond weed Potamogeton crispus PROHIBITED ANIMALS Northern snakehead Channa argus Bullseye snakehead Channa marulius Giant snakehead Channa micropeltes Walking catfish Clarias batrachus Oriental weatherfish Misgurnus anguillicaudatus REGULATED ANIMALS Goldfish Carassius auratus Common lionfish Pterois miles Red lionfish Pterois volitans
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./Fish-day) to record growth, survival and cannibalism.
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.