greenhead

[ green-hed ]
/ ˈgrinˌhɛd /
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noun

a male mallard.

Nearby words

  1. greengage,
  2. greengrass,
  3. greengrocer,
  4. greengrocery,
  5. greenham common,
  6. greenheart,
  7. greenhorn,
  8. greenhouse,
  9. greenhouse effect,
  10. greenhouse gas

Origin of greenhead

First recorded in 1805–15; green + head

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Examples from the Web for greenhead

  • We closely followed the line of the wall from Chollerford to Greenhead, a distance of about fifteen miles.

    In Unfamiliar England|Thomas Dowler Murphy


British Dictionary definitions for greenhead

greenhead

/ (ˈɡriːnˌhɛd) /

noun

a male mallard
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Word Origin and History for greenhead

greenhead

n.

1580s, "young, untrained intellect," from green (adj.) + head (n.). As a type of biting fly, by 1837.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper