Definition for EL-E-PHANT'INE


  1. Pertaining to the elephant; huge; resembling an elephant; or perhaps white, like ivory.
  2. In antiquity, an appellation given to certain books in which the Romans registered the transactions of the senate, magistrates, emperors and generals; so called, perhaps, as being made of ivory.
  3. In gealogy, the elephantine epoch is that in which there was a preponderance of large pachydermata. Mantell.

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