elephantine

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  • (US) IPA(key): /ɛl.ə.ˈfæn.tin/, /ɛl.ə.ˈfæn.tɪn/, /ɛl.ə.ˈfæn.taɪn/

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elephantine (comparative more elephantine, superlative most elephantine)

  1. Of, pertaining to, or characteristic of elephants.
    • 1979, Douglas Adams, The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, ISBN 0434003484, page 132:
      The scene around them was currently plunged into gloom. Dark mists swirled round them and elephantine shapes lurked indistinctly in the shadows.
  2. Very large.

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Adjective[edit]

elephantine

  1. vocative masculine singular of elephantinus