shovelnose
noun Date: 1709 a shovel-nosed animal and especially a fish

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  • Shovelnose — Shov el*nose , n. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The common sand shark. See under {Snad}. (b) A small California shark ({Heptranchias maculatus}), which is taken for its oil. (c) A Pacific Ocean shark ({Hexanchus corinus}). (d) A ganoid fish of the Sturgeon… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shovelnose — may refer to:* A type of American Indian canoe * A type of streamlined railway locomotive * A banjo shark …   Wikipedia

  • shovelnose — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : any of various shovel nosed animals: as a. : shoveler 2 b. : shovel nosed ray c. : shovelnose shark …   Useful english dictionary

  • shovelnose — /shuv euhl nohz /, n. 1. any of various animals with a shovellike snout or head, as a guitarfish, Rhinobatos productus, of California. 2. See shovelnose sturgeon. [1700 10, Amer.; SHOVEL + NOSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • Shovelnose Salamander — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • Shovelnose Creek — is a creek in the Pacific Ranges of the Coast Mountains in southwestern British Columbia, Canada. It flows southwest into the Squamish River and south of the Elaho River. [ [http://ilmbwww.gov.bc.ca/bcgn bin/bcg10?name=19456 BCGNIS Query Results …   Wikipedia

  • shovelnose sturgeon — [shuv′əlnōz΄] n. any of a genus (Scaphirhynchus) of freshwater sturgeons with a broad, shovel like snout …   English World dictionary

  • Shovelnose sturgeon — Taxobox name = Shovelnose sturgeon status = VU | status system = IUCN3.1 image width = 250px image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Acipenseriformes familia = Acipenseridae genus = Scaphirhynchus… …   Wikipedia

  • Shovelnose frog — Taxobox name = Shovelnose frogs regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Amphibia ordo = Anura subordo = Neobatrachia familia = Hemisotidae familia authority = Cope, 1867 genus = Hemisus genus authority = Günther, 1859 subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • Shovelnose guitarfish — Taxobox name = Rhinobatos productus status = NT | status system = IUCN3.1 trend = unknown image width = 250px image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Chondrichthyes subclassis = Elasmobranchii ordo = Rajiformes familia =… …   Wikipedia

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