Definition of Indian elephant

1. Noun. Asian elephant having smaller ears and tusks primarily in the male.

Exact synonyms: Elephas Maximus
Generic synonyms: Elephant
Group relationships: Elephas, Genus Elephas
Specialized synonyms: White Elephant

Definition of Indian elephant

1. Noun. An elephant, ''Elephas maximus'', found in Asia. ¹

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Literary usage of Indian elephant

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1898)
"... NARY ORGANS OF THE FEMALE indian elephant.1 By AM PATERSON, MD, Professor of Anatomy, University College, Liverpool; and R C. DUN, MB, Demonstrator. ..."

2. The Entomologist's Monthly Magazine by Nathaniel Lloyd and Company (1897)
"... of tie indian elephant bred.—In the note on this subject which appeared in this Magazine for September, 1896, p. 212, there is a mis-statement. ..."

3. Records of Big Game: With Their Distribution, Characteristics, Dimensions by Rowland Ward (1899)
"In general a decidedly smaller animal, the indian elephant differs from its African relative not only in external form, but also in the structure of its ..."

4. Science from an Easy Chair by Edwin Ray Lankester (1913)
"An unfounded prejudice as to the want of docility of the African elephant has favoured the notion that the Carthaginians used the indian elephant. ..."

5. The Popular Science Monthly (1882)
"The indian elephant (Fig. 1, t) has a concave or hollow forehead, and the ears are of relatively moderate size. The eye is exceptionally small, ..."

6. Domesticated Animals: Their Relation to Man and to His Advancement in by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler (1895)
"... certain of the abler elephants could be trusted to walk behind each piece, where An indian elephant they would in a fashion control its movements, ..."

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