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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.
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Origin of towhead

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30; tow2 + head

OTHER WORDS FROM towhead

tow-headed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for towhead

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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