Definition of pygmy elephant
1 : a small African elephant that has been considered a separate species (Loxodonta pumilio) but is now typically considered a variant of the elephant which inhabits rain forests of central and western Africa
2 : a small Asian elephant (Elaphus maximus borneensis) of northern Borneo
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