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  • n. elephant


From Middle English oliphaunt, olifaunt, from Old French olifant, from Latin elephantus; see elephant for more information. (Wiktionary)



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  • OED says it's a Middle English variant spelling. :)

    (That's a wonderful name! If you don't actually resemble an elephant.)

    August 6, 2008

  • My first French teacher's name was Madame Oliphant. Seriously.

    August 6, 2008

  • See also oliphant.

    August 6, 2008