from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person having an inflated opinion of himself; a conceited or arrogant person.
- n. One of several species of fish having a large head.
- n. One of several animal diseases that cause swelling of the head.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A local name of a Californian species of sculpin, Scorpænichthys marmoratus, a fish of the family Cottidæ. Also called cabezon.
- n. A fish, Eleotris nudiceps, of the family Gobiidæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. any of various diseases of animals characterized by edema of the head and neck
It is particularly manifest in the bones of the head, causing enlargement and bulging of the face and jaws, thereby giving rise to the terms "bighead" and "swelled head," which are applied to it.
Most pages are just the first three, but the front page uses the "bighead" component instead of the "head" component for a custom header on that page.
Cultivated for over 1,000 years in China, the varieties of Asian carp generally referred to as invasive in the U.S. are grass, black, silver and bighead carp.
The 18-month study will be the first joint effort by the two nations to evaluate possible consequences of an invasion by bighead and silver carp – Asian species threatening to enter Lake Michigan through Chicago-area rivers and canals.
If the feared bighead and silver carp have got through the $9 million barrier, the only remaining obstacle between the carp and Lake Michigan is a navigational lock on the Calumet River ....
One bighead, genius friend of mine said he liked the “everyday zeitgeist roll of my blog”.
Still, Notre Dame scientist Andrew Mahon said the eDNA showed that "the invasion front for bighead and silver carp is much closer to the Great Lakes than people thought."
Silver and bighead carp are voracious eaters of plankton – tiny plants and animals at the base of the aquatic food chain.
They caution that while the findings suggest the presence of live bighead and silver carp, it's unclear how many were in the waterways because individual fish could be responsible for multiple positive hits.
The six-year-old bighead carp was caught in June in Lake Calumet on Chicago's South Side.