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 for Elephant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  pachyderm \pach"y*derm\ (p[a^]k"[i^]*d[~e]rm), n. [Cf. F.
     pachyderme.] (Zool.)
     Any of various nonruminant hoofed mammals having very thick
     skin, including the elephant, rhinoceros, and
     hippopotamus, one of the Pachydermata.
     [WordNet 1.5 + 1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elephant \El"e*phant\ ([e^]l"[-e]*fant), n. [OE. elefaunt,
     olifant, OF. olifant, F. ['e]l['e]phant, L. elephantus,
     elephas, -antis, fr. Gr. 'ele`fas, 'ele`fantos; of unknown
     origin; perh. fr. Skr. ibha, with the Semitic article al, el,
     prefixed, or fr. Semitic Aleph hindi Indian bull; or cf.
     Goth. ulbandus camel, AS. olfend.]
     1. (Zo["o]l.) A mammal of the order Proboscidia and family
        Elephantidae, of which two living species, Elephas
        maximus (formerly Elephas Indicus) and Loxodonta
        Africana (formerly E. Africanus), and several fossil
        species, are known. They have five toes, a long proboscis
        or trunk, and two large ivory tusks proceeding from the
        extremity of the upper jaw, and curving upwards. The molar
        teeth are large and have transverse folds. Elephants are
        the largest land animals now existing. The elephant is
        classed as a pachyderm.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Ivory; the tusk of the elephant. [Obs.] --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
     Elephant apple (Bot.), an East Indian fruit with a rough,
        hard rind, and edible pulp, borne by Feronia elephantum,
        a large tree related to the orange.
     Elephant bed (Geol.), at Brighton, England, abounding in
        fossil remains of elephants. --Mantell.
     Elephant beetle (Zo["o]l.), any very large beetle of the
        genus Goliathus (esp. G. giganteus), of the family
        Scarab[ae]id[ae]. They inhabit West Africa.
     Elephant fish (Zo["o]l.), a chim[ae]roid fish
        ({Callorhynchus antarcticus), with a proboscis-like
        projection of the snout.
     Elephant paper, paper of large size, 23 [times] 28 inches.
     Double elephant paper, paper measuring 263/4 [times] 40
        inches. See Note under Paper.
     Elephant seal (Zo["o]l.), an African jumping shrew
        ({Macroscelides typicus), having a long nose like a
     Elephant's ear (Bot.), a name given to certain species of
        the genus Begonia, which have immense one-sided leaves.
     Elephant's foot (Bot.)
        (a) A South African plant ({Testudinaria Elephantipes),
            which has a massive rootstock covered with a kind of
            bark cracked with deep fissures; -- called also
            tortoise plant. The interior part is barely edible,
            whence the plant is also called Hottentot's bread.
        (b) A genus ({Elephantopus) of coarse, composite weeds.
     Elephant's tusk (Zo["o]l.), the tooth shell. See
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: five-toed pachyderm
      2: the symbol of the Republican Party; introduced in cartoons by
         Thomas Nast in 1874

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  279 Moby Thesaurus words for "elephant":
     Angora goat, Arctic fox, Belgian hare, Caffre cat, Indian buffalo,
     Jumbo, Kodiak bear, Siberian husky, Virginia deer, aardvark,
     aardwolf, alpaca, anteater, antelope, antelope chipmunk, aoudad,
     apar, armadillo, ass, aurochs, badger, bandicoot, bassarisk, bat,
     bear, beast of burden, beaver, bettong, binturong, bison,
     black bear, black buck, black cat, black fox, black sheep,
     blue fox, bobcat, brown bear, brush deer, brush wolf, buffalo,
     buffalo wolf, burro, burro deer, cachalot, camel, camelopard,
     capybara, carabao, caribou, carpincho, cat, cat-a-mountain,
     catamount, cattalo, cavy, chamois, cheetah, chevrotain, chinchilla,
     chipmunk, cinnamon bear, coon, coon cat, cotton mouse, cotton rat,
     cougar, cow, coyote, coypu, deer, deer tiger, dingo, dinosaur, dog,
     donkey, dormouse, draft animal, dromedary, echidna, eland, elk,
     ermine, eyra, fallow deer, ferret, field mouse, fisher, fitch,
     flying phalanger, foumart, fox, fox squirrel, gazelle, gemsbok,
     genet, giraffe, glutton, gnu, gnu goat, goat, goat antelope,
     gopher, grizzly bear, ground squirrel, groundhog, guanaco,
     guinea pig, hamster, hare, harnessed antelope, hartebeest, hathi,
     hedgehog, hippo, hippopotamus, hog, horse, husky, hyena, hyrax,
     ibex, jackal, jackass, jackrabbit, jaguar, jaguarundi, jerboa,
     jerboa kangaroo, jumbo, kaama, kangaroo, kangaroo mouse,
     kangaroo rat, karakul, kinkajou, kit fox, koala, lapin, lemming,
     leopard, leopard cat, leviathan, lion, llama, lynx, malamute,
     mammoth, mara, marmot, marten, mastodon, meerkat, mink, mole,
     mongoose, monster, moose, mouflon, mountain goat, mountain lion,
     mountain sheep, mouse, mule, mule deer, muntjac, musk deer,
     musk hog, musk-ox, muskrat, musquash, nilgai, nutria, ocelot,
     okapi, onager, oont, opossum, otter, ounce, ox, pachyderm,
     pack horse, pack rat, painter, panda, pangolin, panther, peccary,
     peludo, phalanger, pig, pine mouse, platypus, pocket gopher,
     pocket mouse, pocket rat, polar bear, polar fox, polecat,
     porcupine, possum, pouched rat, poyou, prairie dog, prairie wolf,
     pronghorn, puma, rabbit, raccoon, rat, red deer, red squirrel,
     reindeer, rhino, rhinoceros, river horse, roe, roe deer, roebuck,
     sable, serval, sheep, shrew, shrew mole, sika, silver fox, skunk,
     sledge dog, sloth, snowshoe rabbit, springbok, squirrel, stoat,
     sumpter, sumpter horse, sumpter mule, suslik, swamp rabbit, swine,
     takin, tamandua, tamarin, tapir, tarpan, tatou, tatou peba,
     tatouay, tiger, tiger cat, timber wolf, tree shrew, urus, vole,
     wallaby, warthog, water buffalo, waterbuck, weasel, whale,
     wharf rat, whistler, white fox, wild ass, wild boar, wild goat,
     wild ox, wildcat, wildebeest, wolf, wolverine, wombat, wood rat,
     woodchuck, woolly mammoth, yak, zebra, zebu, zoril

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

     Large, grey, four-legged mammal.

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     not found in Scripture except indirectly in the original Greek
     word (elephantinos) translated "of ivory" in Rev. 18:12, and in
     the Hebrew word (shenhabim, meaning "elephant's tooth") rendered
     "ivory" in 1 Kings 10:22 and 2 Chr. 9:21.

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