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1 freshwater sculpin with a large flattened bony-plated head with hornlike spines
2 any of several common freshwater catfishes of the United States

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  • a UK /ˈbʌlˌhɛd/ /"bvl%hEd/


  1. any of a variety of related species of generally dark-colored catfish in the family Ictaluridae.
  2. The black bullhead, Ameiurus melas.
  3. The brown bullhead, Ameiurus nebulosus.
  4. The yellow bullhead, Ameiurus natalis.
  5. In the context of "Europe, Asia": Any of various sculpins of the order Scorpaeniformes
  6. In the context of "Europe, Asia": The European bullhead, Cottus gobio.
  7. bullhead rail



North America: Any of a variety of catfish in the family Ictaluridae
North America: The black bullhead
North America: The brwon bullhead
North America: The yellow bullhead
Europe, Asia: Any of various sculpins of the oder Scorpaeniformes
Europe, Asia: The European bullhead
Rail transport: Bullhead rail
See bullhead rail

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