Snout beetle
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. [1913 Webster]

2. The nose of a man; -- in contempt. --Hudibras. [1913 Webster]

3. The nozzle of a pipe, hose, etc. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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