Definitions for "PROBOSCIS"
By extension, applied to various tubelike mouth organs of the lower animals that can be everted or protruded.
The nose.
A tube-like tongue used to siphon nectar, and other liquids. When not in use, the proboscis is coiled up under the head.
Keywords:  snout, elephant, trunk, ajar, tormentor
The rudimentary organ of an elephant which serves him in place of the knife-and-fork that Evolution has as yet denied him. For purposes of humor it is popularly called a trunk. Asked how he knew that an elephant was going on a journey, the illustrious Jo. Miller cast a reproachful look upon his tormentor, and answered, absently: "When it is ajar," and threw himself from a high promontory into the sea. Thus perished in his pride the most famous humorist of antiquity, leaving to mankind a heritage of woe! No successor worthy of the title has appeared, though Mr. Edward bok, of _The Ladies' Home Journal_, is much respected for the purity and sweetness of his personal character.
A hollow organ or tube attached to the head, or connected with the mouth, of various animals, and generally used in taking food or drink; a snout; a trunk.
a long flexible snout as of an elephant