Other Word Forms of Proboscis
Origin of Proboscis
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.
Latin from Greek proboskis pro- in front pro–2 boskein to feed
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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