Definition of “proboscis” - English Dictionary

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“proboscis” in British English

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proboscisnoun [ C ]

uk /prəˈbɒs.ɪs/ us /proʊˈbɑː.sɪs/ plural probosces specialized

the long nose of some animals, or the long tube-like mouth of some insects:

An elephant's trunk is a proboscis.

(Definition of “proboscis” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)