Oliphant

[ol-uh-fuh nt]
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Oliphant

noun
  1. Sir Mark Laurence Elwin. 1901–2000, British nuclear physicist, born in Australia
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n.

obsolete form of elephant, c.1200; also used in Middle English with sense "ivory horn."

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