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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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