snout beetle


noun


Nearby words

  1. snot-rag,
  2. snotnosed,
  3. snotter,
  4. snotty,
  5. snout,
  6. snout reflex,
  7. snow,
  8. snow apple,
  9. snow banner,
  10. snow blindness

Origin of snout beetle

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65

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British Dictionary definitions for snout beetle

snout beetle

noun

another name for weevil (def. 1)

Word Origin for snout beetle

C19: so named because of its long proboscis

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