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English noun: elephant

1. elephant (animal) five-toed pachyderm


Broader (hypernym)pachyderm, proboscidean, proboscidian


Narrower (hyponym)African elephant, Elephas maximus, gomphothere, Indian elephant, Loxodonta africana, mammoth, rogue elephant


Part holonymproboscis, trunk, tusk


Member meronymElephantidae, family Elephantidae

2. elephant (communication) the symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by Thomas Nast in 1874


Broader (hypernym)allegory, emblem









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