the human nose (especially when it is large)
a long flexible snout as of an elephant
An elongated tube from the head or connected to the mouth, of an animal.
Informally, a large human nose.
a hollow organ or tube attached to the head, or connected with the mouth, of various animals, and generally used in taking food or drink; a snout; a trunk
by extension, applied to various tubelike mouth organs of the lower animals that can be everted or protruded
Origin: [L. fr. Gr. ; before + to feed, graze.]
A proboscis is an elongated appendage from the head of an animal, either a vertebrate or an invertebrate. In invertebrates, the term usually refers to tubular mouthparts used for feeding and sucking. In vertebrates, the term is used to describe an elongated nose or snout.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prō-bos′is, n. the trunk of some animals, as the elephant, for conveying food to the mouth: anything like a trunk:—pl. Probos′cides.—adjs. Probos′cidāte; Proboscid′ean, having a proboscis.—n. a mammal of the Proboscidea.—n. Probos′cis-monk′ey, a monkey of Borneo, having a long mobile and retractile nose. [L.,—Gr. proboskis, a trunk—pro, in front, boskein, to feed.]
The numerical value of proboscis in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of proboscis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
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We have to protect this stretch of land, if we lose this river edge, where are all the proboscis monkeys going to go? Where are all the (300) orangutans going to go?
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