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shovelnose

[ shuhv-uhl-nohz ]
/ ˈʃʌv əlˌnoʊz /
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noun
any of various animals with a shovellike snout or head, as a guitarfish, Rhinobatos productus, of California.
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Origin of shovelnose

An Americanism dating back to 1700–10; shovel + nose
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British Dictionary definitions for shovelnose

shovelnose
/ (ˈʃʌvəlˌnəʊz) /

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