What would you call this in English?

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What's this white thing on cat's or rabbit's muzzle? Or is this a muzzle itself? Would it be right to say, "This is a head with a white muzzle?"

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    You should be aware that starting every word with a capital letter, like you have done, is a gross error in written English. – Michael Harvey Apr 17 at 11:20
  • Are you wanting to know what it is called on this toy or on a real animal? – WendyG Apr 17 at 16:08
  • Is the picture of something that is covering up the animal's nose and mouth? If not, are you asking for one of several possible synonyms for nose? (Because the arrows that were drawn do not point to the pink nose—they all point to the blank space where a mouth would normally be.) – Jason Bassford Apr 17 at 16:40

It's a SNOUT.

According to Oxford English Dictionary :



The projecting nose and mouth of an animal, especially a mammal.

According to Wikipedia :

"In many animals, the equivalent structure is called a muzzle, rostrum, or proboscis."

Here's an example :

"You can choose between many different snouts. A large or precise a small snout. A hairy or a shaved snout. A similar color snout or contrast color."

(The anatomy of a teddy bear)

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    That's a nose. Snouts are elongated, and muzzles include both a nose and a mouth See Merriam Webster: muzzle: the projecting jaws and nose of an animal; snout a long projecting nose (as of a swine). (But since rabbits are said to have snouts and muzzles, you could easily call it one.) – Peter Shor Apr 17 at 11:11
  • It depends - does the "white area" include the mouth? I cannot tell from the image. – Davo Apr 17 at 11:13
  • I'm trying to imagine places where this cat's mouth could be that aren't within the white area, and none of them seem terribly plausible to me. A cat's mouth is normally right under its nose, which would place it right in the middle of the white area on this photo. – Admiral Jota Apr 17 at 15:47
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    @AdmiralJota That’s a cat?! – Janus Bahs Jacquet Apr 17 at 15:56
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    @JanusBahsJacquet The original question asks "What's this white thing on cat's or rabbit's muzzle?", and those ears seem to be shaped more like a cat's than a rabbit's. – Admiral Jota Apr 17 at 15:58

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