[ proh-bos-i-deyt ]
/ proʊˈbɒs ɪˌdeɪt /
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having a proboscis.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
Origin of proboscidate
1820–30; <Latin proboscid- (stem of proboscis) + -ate1
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