from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Baber.

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  • n. an imaginary elephant that appears in a series of French books for children


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  • One of the things I love about "Babar" is how increasingly complicated the story got the older I became (that's actually one of the things I love about most children's literature).

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  • Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 I did not recall the walk-on appearance, if that is the right word, of an ecstatic mob of kangaroos in Babar et ce coquin d’Arthur, Laurent de Brunhoff’s first volume (1946).

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  • Monkey was a step too far, with Fergus noting it looked like a "butchered baby"; elephant was rejected after the pair gazed with respect at the huge mammal, and Fergus's eyes misted over as he recalled the Babar stories he cherished in childhood.

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  • I loved the Elysian Fields reference, and also smiled when Dean called the elephant 'Babar', haha I used to love that show!

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  • After more frequent run-ins around Washington, the two began to speak with more regularity and realized they shared many interests: Jay-Z, basketball, spicy Thai food and "Babar," a favorite childhood book.

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  • "Babar" author Laurent de Brunhoff says the book's exercises can benefit children, but advises adult supervision.


  • "Babar" is an animated series based on the classic books by Jean and Laurent de Brunhoff.


  • "Babar" is about a young orphaned elephant who goes to live in the big city to learn about the ways of people.


  • And qubo, the block of children's programming that runs on Ion, NBC and Telemundo, will premiere "Babar" on April 1 at 3: 30 p.m. on Ion, with six more new episodes of the animated elephant series to follow.


  • "Babar" is a young elephant who returns to the jungle where he builds the city of Celesteville and is crowned king of the elephants.



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  • April 21, 2011