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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk [syn: proboscidean, proboscidian]

Merriam Webster's

also proboscidian noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin proboscid-, proboscis Date: 1835 any of an order (Proboscidea) of large mammals comprising the elephants and extinct related forms (as mastodons) proboscidean adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. (also proboscidian) --adj. 1 having a proboscis. 2 of or like a proboscis. 3 of the mammalian order Proboscidea, including elephants and their extinct allies. --n. a mammal of this order. Etymology: mod.L Proboscidea (as PROBOSCIS)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Proboscidean Pro`bos*cid"e*an, a. (Zo["o]l.) Proboscidian.



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