proboscidean

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n proboscidean massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Proboscidean (Zoöl) Proboscidian.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • proboscidean Having a proboscis or trunk; proboscidate or proboscidiferous; belonging to the mammalian order Proboscidea.
    • proboscidean Of or pertaining to a proboscis: as, “the proboscidean sheath of the Nemertines,”
    • proboscidean Also proboscidial, proboscoid.
    • n proboscidean A mammal of the order Proboscidea; an elephantid or dinotheriid.
    • n proboscidean Also proboscidian.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Proboscidean having a proboscis
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. proboskis, a trunk—pro, in front, boskein, to feed.

Usage

In literature:

Proboscidean group, extinction of.
"More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II" by Charles Darwin
An extinct genus of Proboscidean Mammals.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
The tusks of the proboscidean weighed over a hundred pounds.
"The Empire Makers" by Hume Nesbit
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