from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A portion of the proboscis that is adapted as a sucking organ in many insects.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A sucking organ, in the form of a proboscis, in many insects and crustaceans
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The sucking proboscis of various insects. See lepidoptera, and diptera.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sucking-organ of an insect or a crustacean; a suctorial proboscis.
New Latin, diminutive of Latin haustrum, scoop on a water wheel, from haurīre, to draw up.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)