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Elephant Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • five-toed pachyderm
  • the symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • five-toed pachyderm ,
  • the symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874

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Elephant Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

Elephants are the largest living land mammals. The largest elephant recorded was one shot in Angola, 1974. It weighed 27,060 pounds (13.5 tons) and stood 13 feet 8 inches tall.

At birth, an elephant calf may weigh 100 kg (225 pounds). The baby elephant develops for 20 to 22 months inside its mother. No other land animal takes this long to develop before being born.

In the wild, elephants have strong family groups. Their ways of acting toward other elephants are hard for people to understand. They "talk" to each other with very low sounds. Most elephants sounds are so low, people cannot hear them. But elephants can hear these sounds far away.

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'Elephant' example sentence in quotations

* When you have got an elephant by the hind leg, and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run. - Abraham Lincoln

* Gabriel Have you ever heard of Harry Houdini Well he wasn't like today's magicians who are only interested in television ratings. He was an artist. He could make an elephant disappear in the middle of a theater filled with people, and do you know how he did that Misdirection. - Swordfish

* When an elephant is in trouble even a frog will kick him. - Hindustani Proverb

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Elephant Sample Sentences in News

  • Minnesota professor accused of smuggling elephant ivory
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A St. Cloud State University philosophy professor was arrested Tuesday on charges of conspiring to smuggle rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory out of the United States and into China. Read more on this news related to 'Elephant'
  • Woolly Mammoth DNA Inserted into Elephant Cells
    The idea of bringing extinct animals back to life continues to reside in the realm of science fiction. Harvard geneticist George Church and his colleagues used a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR to insert mammoth genes for small ears, subcutaneous fat, and hair length and color into the DNA of elephant skin cells. Woolly mammoths (Mammuthus primigenius) have Read more on this news related to 'Elephant'
  • Elephant’s legacy lives on through art
    The Oregon Zoo and many of its visitors are mourning the loss of a beloved elephant that had to be euthanized. Read more on this news related to 'Elephant'

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