n. a duck, Bucephala albeola, native to N. America, with a head that appears over-large.
Etymology: obs. buffle buffalo + HEAD

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  • Bufflehead — male Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • Bufflehead — Buf fle*head , n. [Buffle + head.] 1. One who has a large head; a heavy, stupid fellow. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] What makes you stare so, bufflehead? Plautus (trans. 1694). [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) The buffel duck. See {Buffel duck}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bufflehead — ☆ bufflehead [buf′əl hed΄ ] n. [obs. buffle, buffalo, fool < Fr (see BUFF1) + HEAD] a small North American duck (Bucephala albeola), black on top and white underneath …   English World dictionary

  • bufflehead — Buffel duck Buf fel duck (b[u^]f f[e^]l d[u^]k ). [See {Buffalo}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A small duck ({Charitonetta albeola}); the spirit duck, or butterball. The head of the male is covered with numerous elongated feathers, and thus appears large. Called… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bufflehead — buffleheaded, adj. /buf euhl hed /, n. a small North American duck, Bucephala albeola, the male of which has bushy head plumage. [1855 60, Amer.; buffle (see BUFF1) + HEAD] * * * ▪ bird       (Bucephala albeola), small, rapid flying duck of the… …   Universalium

  • bufflehead — baltakuodė klykuolė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Bucephala albeola angl. bufflehead vok. Büffelkopfente, f rus. головастик, m; малый гоголь, m pranc. garrot albéole, m ryšiai: platesnis terminas – klykuolės …   Paukščių pavadinimų žodynas

  • bufflehead — noun Etymology: archaic English buffle buffalo + English head Date: 1731 a small North American diving duck (Bucephala albeola) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bufflehead — noun /ˈbʌfl.hɛd/lang=en A duck in the goldeneye genus, Bucephala albeola …   Wiktionary

  • bufflehead — [ bʌf(ə)lhɛd] noun a small diving duck related to the goldeneye, with a large puffy head. [Bucephala albeola.] Origin C17 (in the sense simpleton ): from obs. buffle buffalo + head …   English new terms dictionary

  • bufflehead — buf•fle•head [[t]ˈbʌf əlˌhɛd[/t]] n. orn a small North American duck, Bucephala albeola, the male of which has a large head with bushy plumage • Etymology: 1855–60, amer.; buffle (see buff) +head; buf′fle•head ed, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • bufflehead — /ˈbʌfəlhɛd/ (say bufuhlhed) noun a small North American duck, Glaucionetta albeola, the male of which has fluffy head plumage; butterball. {obsolete buffle buffalo + head} …  

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