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African elephant Syllabification: Af·ri·can el·e·phant
Pronunciation: /ˈafrəkən ˈeləfənt/

Definition of African elephant in English:


The elephant native to Africa, which is larger than the Indian elephant and has larger ears and a two-lipped trunk.
  • Loxodonta africana, family Elephantidae
Example sentences
  • The corruption scores were then measured against three well-surveyed components of biodiversity: African elephants, black rhinoceroses, and forest cover.
  • The extinct beasts are more closely related to Asian elephants than to African elephants, the researchers found, and the three species diverged within a surprisingly short period of time.
  • New DNA research reveals that woolly mammoths were more closely related to modern Asian elephants than to African elephants.
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