Sumatran elephant

[ soo-mah-truhn el-uh-fuhnt ]

  1. an Asian elephant subspecies (Elephas maximus sumatranus), native to Sumatra and classified as critically endangered: compared to its related subspecies, it has lighter skin, with less depigmentation.

Origin of Sumatran elephant

First recorded in 1860–65

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