Proboscidea

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Noun1.Proboscidea - in some classifications included in the genus Martynia and hence the two taxonomic names for some of the unicorn plantsProboscidea - in some classifications included in the genus Martynia and hence the two taxonomic names for some of the unicorn plants
plant genus - a genus of plants
family Pedaliaceae, Pedaliaceae, sesame family - the family of plants of order Polemoniales
common devil's claw, common unicorn plant, devil's claw, elephant-tusk, Proboscidea louisianica, proboscis flower, ram's horn - annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak
Martynia arenaria, Proboscidea arenaria, sand devil's claw - alternatively placed in genus Martynia
Martynia fragrans, Proboscidea fragrans, sweet unicorn plant - a herbaceous plant of the genus Proboscidea
2.Proboscidea - an order of animals including elephants and mammoths
animal order - the order of animals
Eutheria, subclass Eutheria - all mammals except monotremes and marsupials
proboscidean, proboscidian - massive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk
family Mammutidae, family Mastodontidae, Mammutidae - extinct family: mastodons
family Gomphotheriidae, Gomphotheriidae - elephants extinct since the Pleistocene
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References in classic literature ?
"Let me propose your name for membership in the Imperial Order of Abnormal Proboscidians, of which I am the High Noble Toby and Surreptitious Treasurer.
"You're missing amazing sights," he says to us, and he leads us to the proboscidians, the mammals with large noses.
Fortunately, some patient persuasion and a pat on the trunk resulted in the two perturbed proboscidians' consenting to confront the camera.