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  • adj. Similar to an elephant
  • adj. Similar to that of an elephant; as, an elephantlike trunk
  • adj. (Of memory) which is very good; a person with elephantlike memory rarely or never forgets things.


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  • Except for a ten-inch, elephantlike schnoz he could have passed for the world's fattest human, but he was Loghyr, one of a race so rare nobody has seen a live one in my lifetime.

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  • In Buluk’s deposits, the team picked up everything from extinct species of giant hyraxes to previously unknown species of elephantlike animals, large bear like carnivores, strange antelopes, and huge crocodiles.

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