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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk.

Usage examples (8)
  • Below the curve of eyes was a protruding diamond-shaped structure with holes at each point of the diamond, and below that a round proboscidian mouth lined with...
  • Nineteen other species of invertebrates are known: three species of early sirenian (sea cow), one partial skeleton of the primitive proboscidian Moeritherium, early...
  • Mastodon arvernensis, a large proboscidian, characteristic of the
  • The hair verged on a fiery red, the nose was a real sky-scraper and the upper lip was almost proboscidian in its length. for more
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