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An African bush elephant.

See also éléphant

English[]

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Etymology[]

Old French oliphant, from Latin elephantus, from Ancient Greek ἐλέφας (elephas), ivory, elephant).

Pronunciation[]

Noun[]

Singular
Elephant

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  1. A mammal of the order Proboscidea, having a trunk, and two large ivory tusks jutting from the upper jaw.
  2. (figuratively) Anything huge and ponderous.
  3. (paper, printing) A printing-paper size measuring 30 inches x 22 inches.
  4. (British, childish) used when counting to add length.
    Let's play hide and seek. I'll count. One elephant, two elephant, three elephant...

Scientific names[]

  • Elephas maximus
  • Loxodonta africana

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