Definitions of proboscidean
  1. noun
    massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk
    synonyms: proboscidian
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    five-toed pachyderm
    mastodon, mastodont
    extinct elephant-like mammal that flourished worldwide from Miocene through Pleistocene times; differ from mammoths in the form of the molar teeth
    rogue elephant
    a wild and vicious elephant separated from the herd
    Elephas maximus, Indian elephant
    Asian elephant having smaller ears and tusks primarily in the male
    African elephant, Loxodonta africana
    an elephant native to Africa having enormous flapping ears and ivory tusks
    any of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene; extremely large with hairy coats and long upcurved tusks
    American mastodon, American mastodont, Mammut americanum
    mastodon of North America; in some classifications considered a mammoth rather than a mastodon
    extinct elephants of Central American and South America; of the Miocene and Pleistocene
    type of:
    eutherian, eutherian mammal, placental, placental mammal
    mammals having a placenta; all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
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