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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tube′-nosed`(adj.)

  1. having a long, tubelike beak or snout.

    Category: Ornithology, Zoology

  2. (of a petrel or similar bird) having extended tubelike nostrils.

    Category: Ornithology

Origin of tube-nosed:

1885–90

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tube-nosed(adj)

    having the nostrils prolonged in the form of horny tubes along the sides of the beak; -- said of certain sea birds

  2. Tube-nosed(adj)

    belonging to the Tubinares

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