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snout

1. the part of the head of a vertebrate, esp a mammal, consisting of the nose, jaws, and surrounding region, esp when elongated
2. the corresponding part of the head of such insects as weevils
3. a brownish noctuid moth, Hypena proboscidalis, that frequents nettles: named from the palps that project prominently from the head at rest

snout

[snau̇t]
(geography)
A promontory or protruding mass of rock.
(hydrology)
The protruding lower extremity of a glacier.
(vertebrate zoology)
The elongated nose of various mammals.
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