makna

or makh·na

[ muhk-nuh ]
/ ˈmʌk nə /

noun

a tuskless male Asian elephant: A makna is rambling in the shallow water.

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Origin of makna

First recorded in 1775–80; from Hindi makunā, makhnā, from a Dravidian language (compare Telugu mokka “blunt, useless,” mokkaḍi “elephant with short tusks,” Sanskrit matkuṇa “tuskless elephant”)
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