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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an annual of the southern U.S. and Mexico (Proboscidea louisianica) having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak.

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  • n. annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak

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Examples

  • THE VALE OF LOST WOMEN The thunder of the drums and the great elephant-tusk horns was deafening, but in Livia's ears the clamor seemed but a confused muttering dull and far away.

    The Conan Chronicles

  • Chapter One The thunder of the drams and the great elephant-tusk horns was deafening, but in Livia's ears the clamor seemed but a confused muttering, dull and far away.

    Conan of Cimmeria

  • Then the tall, dark forest would echo with the boom of an elephant-tusk horn, whose sound was all the more weird since it came from between human jaws with which the instrument was decorated.

    The Great White Queen A Tale of Treasure and Treason

  • The great barrel-like drums, with their grim ornamentations, boomed forth, and bands of elephant-tusk horns added to the deafening din.

    The Great White Queen A Tale of Treasure and Treason

  • "Yes," interposed Peterkin; "so you see, Mak, when you agree with a trader to get him an elephant-tusk, that's a cumprumoise, according to

    The Gorilla Hunters

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