towhead

[ toh-hed ]
/ ˈtoʊˌhɛd /
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noun

a head of very light blond, almost white hair.
a person with such hair.
a sand bar in a river, especially a sand bar with a stand of cottonwood trees.

Origin of towhead

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; tow2 + head
Related formstow-head·ed, adjective
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towhead

/ (ˈtəʊˌhɛd) /

noun often derogatory

a person with blond or yellowish hair
a head of such hair

Word Origin for towhead

from tow ² (flax)
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