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
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.