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snakehead

[ sneyk-hed ]

noun

  1. a turtlehead plant.
  2. any elongate fish of the family Channidae (or Ophicephalidae), having a large head heads with a deeply cleft mouth and able to breathe atmospheric oxygen.


snakehead

/ ˈsneɪkˌhed /

noun

  1. a Chinese criminal involved in the illegal transport of Chinese citizens to other parts of the world


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Word History and Origins

Origin of snakehead1

An Americanism dating back to 1775–85; snake + head
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Word History and Origins

Origin of snakehead1

C20: origin uncertain
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Example Sentences

Potomac now home to ugly invasive voracious snakehead predator species.

The catch was confirmed by the International Game Fish Association, replacing the two-ounce snakehead caught in Japan in 2004.

The fishplate instead of the frog, and the steel rail in place of the good old snakehead!

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