snout beetle

snout beetle
weevil (def. 1).
[1860-65, Amer.]

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  • 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 beetle — ☆ snout beetle n. WEEVIL …   English World dictionary

  • snout beetle — snout′ bee tle n. ent weevil • Etymology: 1860–65, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • snout beetle — /ˈsnaʊt bitl/ (say snowt beetl) noun a weevil (def. 1) having a protruding snout or rostrum …  

  • snout beetle — noun small weevil having a prolonged snout; destructive to e.g. grains and nuts • Hypernyms: ↑weevil • Member Holonyms: ↑Curculionidae, ↑family Curculionidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • snout beetle — noun A weevil or more specifically, a true weevil (beetle belonging to the family Curculionidae) …   Wiktionary

  • snout beetle — noun Date: 1781 weevil …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • snout beetle — noun North American term for weevil …   English new terms dictionary

  • 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 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

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