Search Result for "hypsignathus monstrosus":

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Hammerhead \Ham"mer*head`\ (-h[e^]d`), n. 1. (Zool.) A shark of the genus Sphyrna or Zyg[ae]na, having the eyes set on projections from the sides of the head, which gives it a hammer shape. The Sphyrna zyg[ae]na is found in the North Atlantic. Called also hammer fish, and balance fish. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zool.) A fresh-water fish; the stone-roller. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zool.) An African fruit bat (Hypsignathus monstrosus); -- so called from its large blunt nozzle. [1913 Webster]