from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of numerous weevils chiefly of the family Curculionidae, having a long slender snout and antennae with an elbow-like bend.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Any beetle of the coleopterous suborder Rhynchophora, all the forms of which have the head more or less prolonged into a beak: as, the imbricated snout-beetle, Epicærus imbricatus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A weevil; specifically, a true weevil (beetle belonging to the family Curculionidae)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun small weevil having a prolonged snout; destructive to e.g. grains and nuts


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