- a turtlehead plant.
- any elongate fish of the family Channidae (or Ophicephalidae), having a large head with a deeply cleft mouth and able to breathe atmospheric oxygen.
Origin of snakehead
Origin of snake's-head
First recorded in 1730–40
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- a Chinese criminal involved in the illegal transport of Chinese citizens to other parts of the world
Word Origin for snakehead
C20: origin uncertain
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Word Origin and History for snakehead
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