Definition of bluehead in English:

bluehead

noun

  • A small wrasse (fish) of the tropical eastern Atlantic that is sometimes kept in aquariums. Large males have a blue head and green body with vertical stripes in between, and females and smaller males are predominantly yellowish.

    Thalassoma bifasciatum, family Labridae

    ‘Cleaning is not limited to the Labroides genus however; young bluehead and young Spanish hogfish in the Bahamas have also been observed cleaning larger fishes.’
    • ‘He was out early on the bright frosty morning and he had a good ‘plug’ of blueheads on his line when he caught the 9 lbs. of fish.’
    • ‘I've seen creek chub out there before, but not blueheads.’
    • ‘Adult blueheads feed primarily on zooplankton and many small benthic organisms.’
    • ‘I have seen many female blueheads in with breeding colored males and never noticed a significant change in coloration.’

Pronunciation

bluehead

/ˈblo͞oˌ(h)ed/ /ˈbluˌ(h)ɛd/