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snakehead

[ sneyk-hed ]
/ ˈsneɪkˌhɛd /
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noun
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.
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Origin of snakehead

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; snake + head
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British Dictionary definitions for snakehead

snakehead
/ (ˈsneɪkˌhed) /

noun
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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