Definitions for "Proboscidea"
An order of large mammals including the elephants and mastodons.
The order of animals that are large, with long, trunk-like noses, flat-soled feet, and long leg bones.
an order of animals including elephants and mammoths
in some classifications included in the genus Martynia and hence the two taxonomic names for some of the unicorn plants
Proboscidea is a flowering plant genus in the family Martyniaceae, some of whose species are known as devil's claw, devil's horn, ram's horn, or unicorn plant. The plants produce long, hooked seed pods. The hooks catch on the feet of animals, and as the animals walk, the pods are ground or crushed open, dispersing the seeds.