Sri Lankan elephant

[ sree lahng-kuhn eluh-fuhnt, lang-kuhn, shree ]

  1. the largest Asian elephant subspecies (Elephas maximus maximus), native to Sri Lanka and classified as endangered: compared to its related subspecies, it has darker skin, with greater areas of depigmentation, and is more likely to belong to a herd in which tuskless males are common.

Origin of Sri Lankan elephant

First recorded in 1975–80

Words Nearby Sri Lankan elephant Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023