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snout beetle

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noun
  1. weevil(def 1).

Origin of snout beetle

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for snout beetle

snout beetle

noun
  1. another name for weevil (def. 1)

Word Origin

C19: so named because of its long proboscis
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