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Definition of elephantine adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

elephantine

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˌelɪˈfæntaɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌelɪˈfæntiːn//
 
(formal or humorous)
 
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very large and clumsy; like an elephant elephantine movements Word Origin early 17th cent.: via Latin from Greek elephantinos, from elephas, elephant- ‘elephant’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: elephantine