HyperDic: elephant

English > 2 senses of the word elephant:
NOUNanimalelephantfive-toed pachyderm
communicationelephantthe symbol of the Republican Party
elephant > pronunciation
Soundseh'lahfahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > elephant: 2 senses > noun 1, animal
MeaningFive-toed pachyderm.
Member ofElephantidae, family Elephantidaeelephants
Partsproboscis, trunkA long flexible snout as of an elephant
tuskA long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging
NarrowerAfrican elephant, Loxodonta africanaAn elephant native to Africa having enormous flapping ears and ivory tusks
Indian elephant, Elephas maximusAsian elephant having smaller ears and tusks primarily in the male
gomphothereExtinct elephants of Central American and South America
mammothAny of numerous extinct elephants widely distributed in the Pleistocene
rogue elephantA wild and vicious elephant separated from the herd
BroaderpachydermAny of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick skin
proboscidean, proboscidianmassive herbivorous mammals having tusks and a long trunk
Spanishelefante, elephantidae
Catalanelefant
English > elephant: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningThe symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874.
Broaderemblem, allegoryA visible symbol representing an abstract idea
Spanishelefante

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