shovelnose

[shuhv-uh l-nohz]
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noun

any of various animals with a shovellike snout or head, as a guitarfish, Rhinobatos productus, of California.

Origin of shovelnose

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10; shovel + nose
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shovelnose

noun

an American freshwater sturgeon, Scaphirhynchus platorynchus, having a broad shovel-like snout
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