proboscidean


pro·bos·ci·de·an

noun \prə-ˌbä-sə-ˈdē-ən\

Definition of PROBOSCIDEAN

:  any of an order (Proboscidea) of large mammals comprising the elephants and extinct related forms (as mastodons)
proboscidean adjective

Variants of PROBOSCIDEAN

pro·bos·ci·de·an also pro·bos·cid·i·an \prə-ˌbä-ˈsi-dē-ən, (ˌ)prō-\

Origin of PROBOSCIDEAN

ultimately from Latin proboscid-, proboscis
First Known Use: 1835

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