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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

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

Some animals are cunning and evil-disposed, as the fox; others, as the dog, are fierce, friendly, and fawning. Some are gentle and easily tamed, as the elephant; some are susceptible of shame, and watchful, as the goose. Some are jealous and fond of ornament, as the peacock.

Some kinds of animals burrow in the ground; others do not. Some animals are nocturnal, as the owl and the bat; others use the hours of daylight. There are tame animals and wild animals. Man and the mule are always tame; the leopard and the wolf are invariably wild, and others, as the elephant, are easily tamed.

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