I mean, this beetle is rostrate:
and so is this stone curlew:
(don't worry, stone curlews always look anxious)
and so is this pillar:
photo by sailko
and this flower:
Heliconia rostrata, photo by: Cesarious
and this fossil brachiopod (yes, that's just a sort of shellfish):
photo by Hectonichus
and this creature here (and the clue's to what rostrate means is, as they say, in the name):
illustration by John Gould
Do you know what it is, yet? Yes, that's right: something rostrate is something with a beak.
So: how long will it take you to spot one of those?
Spot the Frippet: something rostrate. This word comes from the Latin rōstrum, beak or ship's prow, from rōdere, which means rather sweetly, to nibble.