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shovelnose

[shuhv-uh l-nohz] /ˈʃʌv əlˌnoʊz/
noun
1.
any of various animals with a shovellike snout or head, as a guitarfish, Rhinobatos productus, of California.
Origin of shovelnose
1700-1710
An Americanism dating back to 1700-10; shovel + nose
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shovelnose

/ˈʃʌvəlˌnəʊz/
noun
1.
an American freshwater sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorynchus, having a broad shovel-like snout
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