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From Latin proboscis, from Greek προβοσκίς "elephant's trunk," literally "means for taking food," from προ "forward" + βόσκειν "to nourish, feed," from βόσκεσςθαι "graze, be fed," from the root *bot (cf. βοτάνη "grass, fodder); more at botany.
- IPA: /proʊˈbɒsɪs/
- (anatomy) An elongated tube from the head or connected to the mouth, of an animal.
- Informally, a large human nose.