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snout beetle definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: small weevil having a prolonged snout; destructive to e.g. grains and nuts

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1781 weevil

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Snout Snout (snout), n. [OE. snoute, probably of Scand, or Low German origin; cf. LG. snute, D. snuit, G. schnauze, Sw. snut, snyte, Dan. snude, Icel. sn?ta to blow the nose; probably akin to E. snuff, v.t. Cf. Snite, Snot, Snuff.] 1. The long, projecting nose of a beast, as of swine. 2. The nose of a man; -- in contempt. --Hudibras. 3. The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc. 4. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The anterior prolongation of the head of a gastropod; -- called also rostrum. (b) The anterior prolongation of the head of weevils and allied beetles. Snout beetle (Zo["o]l.), any one of many species of beetles having an elongated snout and belonging to the tribe Rhynchophora; a weevil. Snout moth (Zo["o]l.), any pyralid moth. See Pyralid.



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