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

  • n. A small North American diving duck (Bucephala albeola) having black and white plumage and a densely feathered, rounded head. Also called butterball.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A duck in the goldeneye genus, Bucephala albeola.
  • n. One who has a large head; a heavy, stupid fellow.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who has a large head; a heavy, stupid fellow.
  • n. The buffel duck. See Buffel duck.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who has a large or stupid head, like a buffalo's.
  • n. Same as buffle, 2.

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

  • n. small North American diving duck; males have bushy head plumage

Etymologies

Obsolete buffle, buffalo (from French, from Late Latin būfalus; see buffalo) + head.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From buffle +‎ head. (Wiktionary)

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