nasute

adjective
na·​sute | \ (ˈ)nā¦süt \

Definition of nasute

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : having a well-developed proboscis a lean, nasute leprechaun, given to tricksNewsweek
2 : having a nasus

nasute

noun
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of nasute (Entry 2 of 2)

: 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

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Other Words from nasute

Adjective

nasuteness noun, plural -es

History and Etymology for nasute

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 20 Jun. 2021.

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