from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having a long tongue.
  • adj. Talkative; babbling; loquacious.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having a long or large tongue; macroglossate. See Macroglossi.
  • Prating; babbling; loquacious.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • Who could forget those long-tongued orchids hobbling about on their bulbous bases?

    Best Book Club Books 2 « Tales from the Reading Room

  • Perhaps the most unusual invertebrates found here are the long-tongued flies (Memestrinidae), which can have mouthparts up to 50 millimeters long.

    Biological diversity in the Succulent Karoo

  • "When we first met Garth. we hugged each other like we'd known each other all our lives," says long-tongued bassist Gene Simmons.

    Guess Why They Call It The Bandwagon

  • A good example of pollinator-driven speciation is the long-tongued flies Proseca peringuyei and Proseca sp. nov.

    Succulent Karoo

  • There are many cases where a single pollinator is responsible for pollinating many species of plants, for example long-tongued flies (Tabanidae and Nemestrinidae) are the exclusive pollinators of many genera of petaloid monocots as well as Pelargonium and Erica; a butterfly is the exclusive pollinator of a phylogenetically disparate group of red-flowered and autumn-flowering species; hopliine (monkey) beetle pollination has evolved convergently in many genera, etc.

    Lowland fynbos and renosterveld

  • This species flowers in the dry season, thus providing pollen to nectar-feeding long-tongued bats (Choeronycteris mexicana and Glossophaga soricina) – amongst the most important pollinators of the Sonoran region – at a time when few other plants are in flower.

    Sonoran-Sinaloan transition subtropical dry forest

  • Cacomistle (Bassariscus sumichrasti), Underwood's long-tongued bat (Hylonycteris underwoodi), Davis 'round-eared bat (Tonatia evotis) and Mexican agouti (Dasyprocta mexicana) are mammals found in this mangrove ecoregion.

    Usumacinta mangroves

  • Why, how now, long-tongued Warwick! dare you speak?

    The Third part of King Henry the Sixth

  • With his other hand, he made a long-tongued iguana that dropped to the floor and immediately began circling under the mosquito.

    Chainer's Torment

  • Among them was Colonel Milton Caukins, tax collector and assistant deputy sheriff who, never quite at ease in the presence of his long-tongued wife, expanded discursively so soon as he found himself in the office of The

    Flamsted quarries

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