[ ney-soot ]
/ neɪˈsut /
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a soldier termite characterized by a beaklike snout through which a sticky secretion repellent to other insects is emitted.
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Origin of nasute
1645–55 for earlier sense “big-nosed”; <Latin nāsūtus big-nosed, equivalent to nāsū- (combining form of nāsusnose) + -tus adj. suffix
OTHER WORDS FROM nasutena·sute·ness, noun
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