greenhead

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

green +‎ head

Noun[edit]

greenhead (plural greenheads)

  1. Tabanus nigrovittatus, a biting horsefly.
    • 2007 August 12, Pam Belluck, “Nantucket’s Medical Mr. Fix-It for Whatever Happens to Ail You”, in New York Times[1]:
      Fascinated with the island’s bugs that cause Lyme disease and other illnesses, he traps greenhead flies, and plucks ticks off deer that hunters shoot, shipping bottled bugs to mainland researchers.
  2. The mallard.
  3. A fish, the striped bass.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for greenhead in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)