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proboscis

pro·bos·cis

proboscis

 
pronunciation:
pro ba sihs
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: proboscides, proboscises
definition 1: a long flexible trunk or snout, esp. that of an elephant.
similar words:
trunk
definition 2: an elongated tubular sucking structure on certain insects or worms.
definition 3: a human nose, esp. one of unusual size or shape.
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