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An elongated tube from the head or connected to the mouth, of an animal

The trunk of an elephant.

Informally, a large human nose
{n} a snout, the trunk of an elephant
A biological term typically used to describe a long, flexible feeding structure In butterflies, it is the long, coiled tube through which they feed
the human nose (especially when it is large)
By extension, applied to various tubelike mouth organs of the lower animals that can be everted or protruded
The feeding tube of a butterfly
The tongue of an insect or, in this case, a butterfly Some butterflies have tongues longer than they are They need them for that long drink of water hiding under the rocks
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
a long flexible snout as of an elephant the human nose (especially when it is large)
the anterior part of the alimentary canal derived from the stomadaeum which can be everted to project forwards
{i} trunk, long flexible snout of elephants and other mammals; mouthparts of some insects and other invertebrates; big nose, large nose (Slang)
a long flexible snout as of an elephant
The extended mouth parts of some insects, including butterflies and moths, but also biting flies and mosquitos
The nose
proboscis monkey
Borneo monkey having a long bulbous nose
proboscis monkey
Species (Nasalis larvatus, family Cercopithecidae) of long-tailed arboreal Old World monkey of swampy mangrove forests on Borneo. Diurnal vegetarians, they live in groups of about
proboscis monkey
They are red-brown with pale underparts; the young monkey has a blue face. The male's nose is long and pendulous, the female's is smaller, and the young's is upturned. Males are 22-28 in. (56-72 cm) long, have a 26-29-in. (66-75-cm) tail, and weigh 26-53 lbs (12-24 kg); females are smaller and much lighter



    Turkish pronunciation



    /prōˈbäsəs/ /proʊˈbɑːsəs/


    [ pr&-'bä-s&s, -'b& ] (noun.) 1576. Latin, from Greek proboskis, from pro- + boskein to feed.

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