elephantine






adjective

  1. pertaining to or resembling an elephant.
  2. huge, ponderous, or clumsy: elephantine movements; elephantine humor.

adjective

  1. denoting, relating to, or characteristic of an elephant or elephants
  2. huge, clumsy, or ponderous
adj.

1620s, “huge,” from Latin elephantinus “pertaining to the elephant,” from elephantus (see elephant). Meaning “pertaining to elephants” is from 1670s.

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