Definition of Elephant-tusk
1. Noun. Annual of southern United States to Mexico having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Genus Proboscidea, Proboscidea
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Literary usage of Elephant-tusk
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Ivory and the Elephant in Art, in Archaeology, and in Science by George Frederick Kunz (1916)
"It is the tip of an elephant's tusk found embedded in the trunk of a tree to which the animal must have given such a violent thrust that he could not free ..."
2. Science from an Easy Chair: A Second Series by Edwin Ray Lankester (1913)
"... very fine Indian elephant's tusk weighs from 75lb. to 80 Ib. The record for an African elephant's tusk was (according to standard books) 180 Ib. But I ..."
3. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1883)
"The appearance given by a cross section of any portion of an elephant's tusk, of circular lines intersecting each other so as to form lozenge-shaped figures ..."
4. Folk-tales of Andros Island, Bahamas by Elsie Worthington Clews Parsons (1918)
"B'O' ELEPHANT TUSK.3 Once upon a time, it was a very good time, ... One day the king told Jack that if he could bring him b'o' Elephant tusk he will gave ..."
5. The Uganda Protectorate: An Attempt to Give Some Description of the Physical by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1902)
"If any person attempts to sell or otherwise transfer within the Protectorate, or to export from the Protectorate, any female elephant's tusk or any male ..."
6. Philosophical Transactions by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1801)
"SIR, I HAVE the honour of transmitting to you a fact relative to an- elephant's tusk, in which the iron head of a spear was lately discovered to have been ..."