elephanticide etymology

English word elephanticide comes from English elephant, English -icide

Detailed word origin of elephanticide

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
elephant English (eng) (British, childish) used when counting to add length, so that each count takes about one second.. (figuratively) Anything huge and ponderous.. (obsolete) ivory. (paper, printing) A printing-paper size measuring 30 inches×22 inches.. A mammal of the order Proboscidea, having a trunk, and two large ivory tusks jutting from the upper jaw.
-icide English (eng)
elephanticide English (eng) The killing of an elephant.

Words with the same origin as elephanticide

Descendants of elephant
Descendants of -icide
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