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An African bush elephant.
See also éléphant

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Etymology

Old French oliphant, from [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] elephantus, from Ancient Greek ἐλέφας (elephas), ivory, elephant).

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elephant

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  1. A mammal of the order Proboscidea, having a trunk, and two large ivory tusks jutting from the upper jaw.
  2. (figuratively) Anything huge and ponderous.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A printing-paper size measuring 30 inches x 22 inches.

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