elephantine

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

el·e·phan·tine

adjective \ˌe-lə-ˈfan-ˌtēn, -ˌtīn, ˈe-lə-fən-\

: very large like an elephant

: not graceful : awkward or clumsy

Full Definition of ELEPHANTINE

1
a :  having enormous size or strength :  massive
b :  clumsy, ponderous <elephantine verse>
2
:  of or relating to an elephant

Examples of ELEPHANTINE

  1. He has an elephantine ego.
  2. <the wedding reception was held under an elephantine tent on the great lawn>

First Known Use of ELEPHANTINE

1610

El·e·phan·ti·ne

geographical name \ˌe-lə-ˌfan-ˈtī-nē, -fən-, -ˈtē-\

Definition of ELEPHANTINE

island S Egypt in the Nile opposite Aswân pop 1814

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