nasute

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adjective

na·​sute
(ˈ)nā¦süt
1
: having a well-developed proboscis
a lean, nasute leprechaun, given to tricksNewsweek
2
: having a nasus
nasuteness noun
plural -es

nasute

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noun

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plural -s
: a member of a caste of highly modified soldier termites in which the jaws are reduced and the top of the head is drawn out into a snoutlike process from which a sticky fluid can be ejected

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Latin nasutus having a large nose, from nasus nose

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“Nasute.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nasute. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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