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- n. An elephant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of elephant.
- n. A hunter's or warrior's horn made of ivory: used in the middle ages, more frequently as a decorative piece of furniture than as a musical instrument.
From Middle English, from Anglo-Norman oliphant ("ivory, elephant") and Old French oliphant ("ivory, elephant, musical horn of ivory"), from Latin elephantus ("elephant"), from Ancient Greek ἐλέφας (elephas, "ivory, elephant"). (Wiktionary)