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mimophant (plural mimophants)

  1. see quotation; a mimosa elephant
    • 2004: In Rejkjavik to cover the match, the novelist Arthur Koestler famously coined the neologism "mimophant" to describe Fischer. "A mimophant is a hybrid species: a cross between a mimosa and an elephant. A member of this species is sensitive like a mimosa where his own feelings are concerned and thick-skinned like an elephant trampling over the feelings of others." — David Edmonds and John Eidinow, Bobby Fischer Goes To War, p.24