tube-nosed


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tube′-nosed`



adj.
1. having a long, tubelike beak or snout.
2. (of a petrel or similar bird) having extended tubelike nostrils.
[1885–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.tube-nosed - having a tubular nose
nosed - having a nose (either literal or metaphoric) especially of a specified kind
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