[ shuhv-uhl-nohz ]
/ ˈʃʌv əlˌnoʊz /
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any of various animals with a shovellike snout or head, as a guitarfish, Rhinobatos productus, of California.
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Shovelnose sturgeon were found only in the lower portion of the Big Blue River.Fishes of the Big Blue River Basin, Kansas|W. L. Minckley
British Dictionary definitions for shovelnose
/ (ˈʃʌvəlˌnəʊz) /
an American freshwater sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorynchus, having a broad shovel-like snout
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