- proboscis:  The elephant’s trunk was originally called proboscis because it is used for getting food – by pulling down leafy branches, for instance. The word comes via Latin from Greek proboskís, a compound formed from pró ‘in front’ and bóskein ‘feed’.
- proboscis (n.)
- c. 1600, "elephant's trunk," from Latin proboscis (Pliny), from Greek proboskis "elephant's trunk," literally "means for taking food," from pro "forward" (see pro-) + boskein "to nourish, feed," from boskesthai "graze, be fed," from stem *bot- (source of botane "grass, fodder;" see botanic).
- 1. Its proboscis has got stuck to a lot of pollen.
- 2. Its proboscis works like a syringe to draw out blood.
- 3. The male proboscis monkey has a pendulous vaguely salacious Jimmy Durante nose.
- 4. They prey on other invertebrates, which they capture with a unique proboscis.
- 5. Did You see Proboscis Monkey Before?
- 这种动物你见过 吗 ?——长鼻猴(图)
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