[ol-uh-fuh nt] /ˈɒl ə fənt/

Margaret Wilson, 1828–97, Scottish novelist.
Sir Mark Laurence Elwin. 1901–2000, British nuclear physicist, born in Australia

obsolete form of elephant, c.1200; also used in Middle English with sense “ivory horn.”


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