Nostril meaning

nŏstrəl
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Either of the external openings of the nose; a naris.
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Either of the external openings of the nose.
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The fleshy wall on either side of the nose.

With flaring nostrils.

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Either of the external openings of the nose; a naris.
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Either of the two orifices located on the nose (on the beak of a bird); used as a passage for air and other gases to travel the nasal passages.
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Origin of nostril

  • Middle English nostrille from Old English nosthyrl nosu nose nas- in Indo-European roots thyrl hole terə-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From nose + thirl.

    From Wiktionary