snout beetles
Curculio Cur*cu"li*o (k?r-r?"l?-?), n.; pl. {Curculios} (-?z). [L., a grain weevil.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a large group of beetles ({Rhynchophora}) of many genera; -- called also {weevils}, {snout beetles}, {billbeetles}, and {billbugs}. Many of the species are very destructive, as the plum curculio, the corn, grain, and rice weevils, etc. [1913 Webster]

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  • snout — /snaʊt / (say snowt) noun 1. the part of an animal s head projecting forward and containing the nose and jaws; the muzzle. 2. Entomology a prolongation of the head bearing the feeding organs, as in scorpion flies and snout beetles. 3. anything… …   Australian English dictionary

  • snout — snouted, adj. snoutless, adj. snoutlike, adj. /snowt/, n. 1. the part of an animal s head projecting forward and containing the nose and jaws; muzzle. 2. Entomol. an anterior prolongation of the head bearing the mouth parts, as in snout beetles.… …   Universalium

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Snout moth — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Beetle — Beetles redirects here. For the band, see The Beatles. For the car, see Volkswagen Beetle. This article is about the insect. For other uses, see Beetle (disambiguation). Beetle Temporal range: 318–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • coleopteran — /koh lee op teuhr euhn, kol ee /, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the order Coleoptera. n. 2. a beetle. [1840 50; COLEOPTER(A) + AN] * * * ▪ insect Introduction   any member of the insect order Coleoptera, consisting of the beetles and weevils …   Universalium

  • Cucujiformia — Gonipterus gibberus on Casuarina sp Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Curculionidae — noun true weevils: snout beetles • Syn: ↑family Curculionidae • Hypernyms: ↑arthropod family • Member Holonyms: ↑Coleoptera, ↑order Coleoptera • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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