Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary (SOED) is an English language dictionary published by the Oxford University Press. The SOED is a two-volume abridgement of the twenty-volume Oxford English Dictionary (OED).
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A very large plant-eating mammal with a prehensile trunk, long curved ivory tusks, and large ears, native to Africa and southern Asia. It is the largest living land animal.
A size of paper, typically 28 × 23 inches (approximately 711 × 584 mm).
PHRASE: the elephant in the room:A major problem or controversial issue which is obviously present but is avoided as a subject for discussion ——来自 ODE
The largest living land mammal, with a prehensile trunk used for taking up food and water, a hairless body, and usu. a pair of long curved tusks, of which two species remain in existence. ME. ——来自 SOED，还有其他6项不常用的义、一堆短语、合成名词
A huge quadruped of the Pachydermate order, having long curving ivory tusks, and a prehensile trunk or proboscis. Of several species once distributed over the world, including Britain, only two now exist, the African and Indian; the former is the largest of extant land animals, and the latter is often used as a beast of burden, and in war. ——来自 OED, 还有14项小义、等，2006年才加了 draft 关于 elephant in the room, 突出一个慢；但加了之后义项更多，突出一个全，而SOED2007就没了，OED加词慢的缺点只能由 ODE 和 OALD 或 MW 来补了。