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  1. hardheadnoun

    One who is practical or hardheaded.

    Etymology: hard + head

  2. hardheadnoun

    A brown diving duck, Aythya australis, native to Australia.

    Etymology: hard + head

  3. hardheadnoun

    Any of various freshwater cyprinid fishes of the genus Mylopharodon, or of saltwater sciaenid (Sciaenidae) fishes.

    Etymology: hard + head

  4. hardheadnoun

    Any of several weeds in or formerly classified in the genus Centaurea, particularly russian knapweed (Acroptilon repens).

    Etymology: hard + head

  5. hardheadnoun

    Residual ore that failed to melt during a smelting process.

    Etymology: hard + head

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hardheadnoun

    clash or collision of heads in contest

  2. Hardheadnoun

    the menhaden. See Menhaden

  3. Hardheadnoun

    block's gurnard (Trigla gurnardus) of Europe

  4. Hardheadnoun

    a California salmon; the steelhead

  5. Hardheadnoun

    the gray whale

  6. Hardheadnoun

    a coarse American commercial sponge (Spongia dura)


  1. Hardhead

    The Hardhead, Aythya australis, is the only true diving duck found in Australia. Hardheads are common in the south-east of Australia, particularly in the Murray-Darling Basin, but also in the wetter country near the coasts. They are moderately nomadic in normal years, but disperse widely in times of drought. Significant numbers reach as far afield as New Guinea, New Zealand, and the islands of the Pacific, where they can remain for some time, even breeding for a season or two. Like the other members of the pochard group, Hardheads feed by diving deeply, often staying submerged for as long as a minute at a time. They slip under the water with barely a ripple, simply lowering their heads and thrusting with their powerful webbed feet. They eat a broad range of small aquatic creatures, and supplement this with water weeds. Hardheads prefer larger lakes, swamps and rivers with deep, still water, but are often seen in smaller streams, flooded grasslands, and shallow pools. As a general rule, they avoid coastal waters. They rarely come to land and never perch in trees. Hardheads are small by duck standards, usually not much more than 45 cm long but reaching 60 cm sometimes, and noticeably more rounded in overall form than most ducks. Both male and female are a fairly uniform chocolate-brown above, with rufous flanks and white undersides. The trailing edges and almost the entire underside of the wings are white. In the male, the eyes are a striking white, in the female, brown.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardhead in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hardhead in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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