Oliphant

[ ol-uh-fuh nt ]
/ ˈɒl ə fənt /
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noun

Margaret Wilson,1828–97, Scottish novelist.
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Oliphant

/ (ˈɒlɪfənt) /

noun

Sir Mark Laurence Elwin. 1901–2000, British nuclear physicist, born in Australia
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Word Origin and History for oliphant

oliphant


n.

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

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