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Chryselephantine
Chryselephantine Chrys`el*e*phan"tine, a. [Gr. chryso`s gold + ? made of ivory, fr. ? ivory, elephant.] Composed of, or adorned with, gold and ivory. Note: The chryselephantine statues of the Greeks were built up with inferior materials, veneered, as it were, with ivory for the flesh, and gold decorated with color for the hair and garments.
Elephantiac
Elephantiac El`e*phan"ti*ac, a. (Med.) Affected with elephantiasis; characteristic of elephantiasis.
Elephantoid
Elephantoid El"e*phan*toid` (?; 277), Elephantoidal El`e*phan*toid"al, a. [Elephant + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Resembling an elephant in form or appearance.
Elephantoidal
Elephantoid El"e*phan*toid` (?; 277), Elephantoidal El`e*phan*toid"al, a. [Elephant + -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) Resembling an elephant in form or appearance.
Pad elephant
Pad elephant Pad elephant An elephant that is furnished with a pad for carrying burdens instead of with a howdah for carrying passengers.
Sea elephant
Sea elephant Sea" el"e*phant (Zo["o]l.) A very large seal (Macrorhinus proboscideus) of the Antarctic seas, much hunted for its oil. It sometimes attains a length of thirty feet, and is remarkable for the prolongation of the nose of the adult male into an erectile elastic proboscis, about a foot in length. Another species of smaller size (M. angustirostris) occurs on the coast of Lower California, but is now nearly extinct.
sea elephant
Seal Seal (s[=e]l), n. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG. selah, Dan. s[ae]l, Sw. sj["a]l, Icel. selr.] (Zo["o]l.) Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocid[ae] and Otariid[ae]. Note: Seals inhabit seacoasts, and are found principally in the higher latitudes of both hemispheres. There are numerous species, bearing such popular names as sea lion, sea leopard, sea bear, or ursine seal, fur seal, and sea elephant. The bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus), the hooded seal (Cystophora crustata), and the ringed seal (Phoca f[oe]tida), are northern species. See also Eared seal, Harp seal, and Fur seal, under Eared, Harp, Monk, and Fur. Seals are much hunted for their skins and fur, and also for their oil, which in some species is very abundant. Harbor seal (Zo["o]l.), the common seal (Phoca vitulina). It inhabits both the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Ocean, and often ascends rivers; -- called also marbled seal, native seal, river seal, bay seal, land seal, sea calf, sea cat, sea dog, dotard, ranger, selchie, tangfish.
Water elephant
Water elephant Wa"ter el"e*phant (Zo["o]l.) The hippopotamus. [R.]
White elephant
White elephant White elephant Something requiring much care and expense and yielding little profit; any burdensome possession. [Slang]

Meaning of Elephant from wikipedia

- (Loxodonta africana), the African forest elephant (L. cyclotis), and the Asian elephant (Elephas maximus). Elephants are scattered throughout sub-Saharan...
- The African elephant (Loxodonta) is a genus comprising two living elephant species, the African bush elephant (L. africana) and the smaller African forest...
- The Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), also called Asiatic elephant, is the only living species of the genus Elephas and is distributed throughout the Indian...
- The Elephant Elephant EP is the debut release by Evelyn Evelyn. It was first sold to the public on September 13, 2007 and consists of a 3-song 7" single...
- The elephant is a large, grey mammal native to Africa and southern Asia. Elephant may also refer to: Elephant (science book), a book by L. Sprague de...
- The Indian elephant (Elephas maximus indicus) is one of three extant recognised subspecies of the Asian elephant and native to mainland Asia. Since 1986...
- "Elephant in the room" is a metaphorical idiom in English for an obvious problem or risk that no one wants to discuss. It is based on the idea/thought...
- The Elephants (Spanish: Los Elefantes) is a 1948 painting by the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. The elephant is a recurring theme in the works...
- elpenor, the elephant hawk moth, is a moth in the family Sphingidae. Its common name is derived from the caterpillar's resemblance to an elephant's trunk....
- A white elephant is a possession which its owner cannot dispose of and whose cost, particularly that of maintenance, is out of proportion to its usefulness...
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