Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A proboscis in certain insects that is used for sucking liquids.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The sucking-organ of an insect or a crustacean; a suctorial proboscis.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The sucking proboscis of various insects. See lepidoptera, and diptera.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A sucking organ, in the form of a proboscis, in many insects and crustaceans

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

New Latin, diminutive of Latin haustrum, scoop on a water wheel, from haurīre, to draw up.

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