Bufflehead definition

bŭfəl-hĕd
A small North American diving duck (Bucephala albeola) having black and white plumage and a densely feathered, rounded head.
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A small North American duck (Bucephala albeola), black on top and white underneath.
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A duck in the goldeneye genus, Bucephala albeola.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bufflehead
Plural:
buffleheads

Origin of bufflehead

  • Obsolete buffle buffalo (from French) (from Late Latin būfalus buffalo) head

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From buffle +‎ head.

    From Wiktionary