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 būfalus ; see buffalo . ) head
- A duck in the goldeneye genus, Bucephala albeola.