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Definition of proboscis noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    proboscis

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//prəˈbɑsəs//
     
    , NAmE//prəˈbɑskəs//
     
    (pl. probosces
    NAmE//prəˈbɑsiz//
     
    or proboscises)
    (technology)
     
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  1. 1the long flexible nose of some animals, such as an elephant
  2. 2the long thin mouth, like a tube, of some insects
  3. 3(humorous) a large human nose
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: proboscis