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

  • n. A freshwater catfish (Ictalurus nebulosus) native to eastern North America, having a large head with barbels. Also called horned pout.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Alternative of horned pout

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Horned pout, under horned.
  • n. See Bullhead (b).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as horned pout (which see, under pout).

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

  • n. catfish common in eastern United States


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