oliphant

noun
ol·​i·​phant
variants: or olifant \ ˈäləfənt \
plural -s

Definition of oliphant

: a hunter's horn made from an elephant tusk

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History and Etymology for oliphant

French olifant, from Old French olifant, oliphant elephant, ivory, horn made of ivory

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“Oliphant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oliphant. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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