Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a Native American people inhabiting western Montana and northern Idaho, now located principally on Flathead Lake.
  • noun The Salishan language of the Flathead.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Notothenia coriiceps, a fish of the family Trachinidæ found in Australian waters. Also called Maori-chief.
  • Having an artificially flattened head: applied to certain American Indians.
  • [capitalized] Pertaining to the tribe of Indians specifically called Flatheads. See II., 1.
  • noun [capitalized] One of a small tribe of American Indians specifically so called, but erroneously, their heads not being flattened, and their true name being Selish.
  • noun A dipnoan fish, Ceratodus forstori.
  • noun A snake which flattens its head, as a species of Heterodon; the hog-nosed snake or puff-adder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Characterized by flatness of head, especially that produced by artificial means, as a certain tribe of American Indians.
  • noun (Ethnol.) A Chinook Indian. See chinook, n., 1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One of the Salish people of Washington state and British Columbia.
  • proper noun Their Salishan language.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun pallid bottom-dwelling flat-headed fish with large eyes and a duck-like snout
  • noun food fish of the Indonesian region of the Pacific; resembles gurnards

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Translation of French Têtes-Plates, flat heads, translation of a name used by neighboring tribes (from the fact that the Flathead did not ornamentally taper the skull as neighboring peoples did).]

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