For all your dictionary needs!
Tip. You can look up words, expressions, names, titles...
Header of African elephant

African Elephant

Video footage: African elephant
Play/pauseBuy footageFind more

Definition of the noun african elephant

What does african elephant mean as a name of something?


  1. an elephant native to Africa having enormous flapping ears and ivory tusks

Alternative definition of the noun african elephant


  1. Either of two species of elephant, Loxodonta africana or Loxodonta cyclotis, found in Africa.


"African Elephant" is a book by Kirsten Hall.

  • subject: African elephant

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for African Elephant

Click on a title to look inside that book (if available):

Google previewElsevier's Dictionary of Mammals (2006)

by Murray Wrobel

gracile Loxodonta Uranotheria - Elephantidae African Elephants Afrikanische Elefanten Éléphants d'Afrique Elefanti africani Loxodonta africana Uranotheria - Elephantidae African Elephant Kap-Elefant Éléphant d'Afrique Elefante africano; ...

Google previewBritannica Student Encyclopedia (2014)

by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc

An African elephant has larger ears and a slightly larger body than an Asian elephant. African elephants may stand up to 13 feet (4 meters) at the shoulder. The Asian elephant may reach about 11.5 feet (3.5 meters) at the shoulder.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Central African Republic (2005)

by Pierre Kalck

The Central African elephant herds may ...

Google previewUltimate Visual Dictionary (2017)

by DK

The bigger African elephant is the largest land animal: a fully grown male may be up to 13 ft (4 m) tall and weigh ...

Google previewInternational Wildlife Encyclopedia (2002)

by Maurice Burton, Robert Burton

The African elephant must seek what shade it can from the midday sun and cools its body by waving its large ears. The backs of the ears are laced with blood vessels, and the enormous surface area these present allows for loss of bodv heat.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Deserts (2017)

by Michael A. Mares

There are two living species, each in a separate genus (Elephas maximus, the Asian elephant, and Loxodonta africana, the African elephant). The human demand for ivory, desertification, and human pressures on the land have severely ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1910)

a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information by Hugh Chisholm

Immature African Elephant (Elephas africanus). forests of Mysore, as well as still farther south. In this part of the peninsula they ascend the hills to a considerable height, as they do in the Newara Eliya district of Ceylon, where they have been ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Native Art (2003)

Worldview, Symbolism, and Culture in Africa, Oceania, and North America by Hope B. Werness

Generally though, the African elephant is one of the most frequent symbols of royalty as in CAMEROON, BENIN and KUBA art. At Benin, the elephant was a general symbol of physical power, leadership, longevity and wisdom.

Google previewChildren's Illustrated Encyclopedia (2016)

by DK

an African elephant trunk from trees and gouge roots from the ground. Wide, flat, soft-soled AFRICAN ELEPHANTS ASIAN ELEPHANT ...

Google previewContinuum Encyclopedia of Animal Symbolism in World Art (2006)

by Hope B. Werness

Doran Ross's epilogue to Elephant, written in 1992, states that "indigenous ivory use never threatened the African elephant as a species." Ross concluded: "We cannot predict the future, but most evidence suggests that the intelligence and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Zoos (2001)

by Catharine E. Bell

See also Pan African Association of Zoological Gardens, Aquaria, and Botanic Gardens African Convention on the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, 12 African elephant. See elephant: African African Elephant Conservation Act, ...

Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for African Elephant

Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic:

Photos about African Elephant

Click on an item to view that photo:

African elephant

If you need related images for an article or a report, you can download stock photos:
Small photo of african elephant herdSmall photo of african elephant herdSmall photo of african elephant herdSmall photo of An african elephantSmall photo of Huge male African elephantSmall photo of African elephantSmall photo of African elephant /Breakfast More...

Video about African Elephant

African elephant Meaning

Video shows what African elephant means. Either of two species of elephant, Loxodonta africana or Loxodonta cyclotis, found in Africa.. African elephant ...

Share this page


Go to the usage examples of African Elephant to see it in context!

Privacy Policy | Cookies Policy
Keyword Tool | Romanian-English Dictionary