a small North American duck (Bucephala albeola), black on top and white underneath
Origin of buffleheadobsolete buffle, buffalo, fool ; from French (see buff) + head
A small North American diving duck (Bucephala albeola) having black and white plumage and a densely feathered, rounded head. Also called butterball.
Origin of buffleheadObsolete buffle, buffalo (from French, from Late Latin b&umacron;falus; see buffalo) + head.
- A duck in the goldeneye genus, Bucephala albeola.