elephantine Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite of great mass; huge and bulky
    jumbo; giant; gargantuan.
    • a jumbo jet
    • jumbo shrimp


El`e*phan"tine adjective
L. elephantinus of ivory, Gr. : cf. F. éléphantin.
  1. Pertaining to the elephant, or resembling an elephant (commonly, in size); hence, huge; immense; heavy; as, of elephantine proportions; an elephantine step or tread.

Webster 1913