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elephant

el·e·phant

elephant

 
pronunciation:
e l fnt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a very large mammal with thick, gray skin and a very long nose. Elephants live in Africa and Asia.
 
derivation: elephantoid (adj.)
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Elephant comes from an ancient Greek word that mean "ivory beast."
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  mammal, transportation