elephantine

[ el-uh-fan-teen, -tahyn, -tin, el-uh-fuh n-teen, -tahyn ]
/ ˌɛl əˈfæn tin, -taɪn, -tɪn, ˈɛl ə fənˌtin, -ˌtaɪn /

adjective

pertaining to or resembling an elephant.
huge, ponderous, or clumsy: elephantine movements; elephantine humor.

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Origin of elephantine

1620–30; < Latin elephantinus < Greek elephántinos. See elephant, -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for elephantine

elephantine
/ (ˌɛlɪˈfæntaɪn) /

adjective

denoting, relating to, or characteristic of an elephant or elephants
huge, clumsy, or ponderous
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