Definitions for: Elephantine


[adj] of great mass; huge and bulky; "a jumbo jet"; "jumbo shrimp"



Webster (1913) Definition: El`e*phan"tine, a. [L. elephantinus of ivory, Gr.
?: cf. F. ['e]l['e]phantin.]
Pertaining to the elephant, or resembling an elephant
(commonly, in size); hence, huge; immense; heavy; as, of
elephantine proportions; an elephantine step or tread.

Elephantine epoch (Geol.), the epoch distinguished by the
existence of large pachyderms. --Mantell.

Elephantine tortoise (Zo["o]l.), a huge land tortoise;
esp., Testudo elephantina, from islands in the Indian
Ocean; and T. elephantopus, from the Galapagos Islands.

Synonyms: big, gargantuan, giant, jumbo, large

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