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Definition of Elephant


  1. A mammal of the order Proboscidia, of which two living species, Elephas Indicus and E. Africanus, and several fossil species, are known. They have a proboscis or trunk, and two large ivory tusks proceeding from the extremity of the upper jaw, and curving upwards. The molar teeth are large and have transverse folds. Elephants are the largest land animals now existing.
  2. Ivory; the tusk of the elephant.

Elephant Quotations

If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.
Desmond Tutu

Love will draw an elephant through a key-hole.
Samuel Richardson

Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant; the only harmless great thing.
John Donne

One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got into my pajamas I'll never know.
Groucho Marx

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style, He just goes on trying other things.
Pablo Picasso
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Elephant Translations

elephant in Afrikaans is olifant
elephant in Danish is elefant
elephant in Dutch is olifant
elephant in Finnish is norsu
elephant in German is Elefant
elephant in Italian is elefante
elephant in Norwegian is elefant
elephant in Portuguese is elefante
elephant in Spanish is elefante
elephant in Swedish is elefant
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