Word Of The Day 2-28-2017

Nasicornous

Adjective

[Nas`i`cor´nous]

Defination

(Zool.)Bearing a horn, or horns, on the nose, as the rhinoceros.

Example

Some unicorns are among insects; as those four kinds of nasicornous beetles described by Muffetus. Brown’s V. Err.

Origin

nasus, “nose”, and cornu, “horn”.

 

 


Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam