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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
elephant (noun)
any of a family (Elephantidae, the elephant family) of thickset usually extremely large nearly hairless herbivorous mammals that have a snout elongated into a muscular trunk and two incisors in the upper jaw developed especially in the male into large ivory tusks and that include two living forms and various extinct relatives as
a) a tall large-eared mammal () of tropical Africa - Loxodonta africana called also African elephant
b) a relatively small-eared mammal () of forests of southeastern Asia - Elephas maximus called also Asian elephant Indian elephant
an animal or fossil related to the - elephants
one that is uncommonly large or hard to manage
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
elephant (noun)
something or someone that is unusually large and powerful
behemoth, blockbuster, colossus, dinosaur, dreadnought, elephant, Goliath, jumbo, leviathan, mammoth, mastodon, monster, titan, whale, whopper
amazon, giantess; bulk, hulk; heavyweight; juggernaut, steamroller
lightweight, weakling, wimp, wisp; nonentity, twerp, whippersnapper
diminutive, dwarf, half-pint, midget, mite, peewee, pygmy ( pigmy), runt, shrimp

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