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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

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

Books were my window on the world. Growing up at the Elephant and Castle, which was very rough, my paradise was the library.
Michael Caine

Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.
Charlie Chaplin

They say an elephant never forgets. Well, you are not an elephant. Take notes, constantly. Save interesting thoughts, quotations, films, technologies... the medium doesn't matter, so long as it inspires you.
Aaron Koblin
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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