The giant elephant's name has spawned the common word, " jumbo meaning large in size.In 2006, the Jumbo statue was inducted into the North America Railway Hall of Fame in the category of "Railway Art Forms Events" as having local significance.Barnum told the story that Tom Thumb, a young circus elephant, was walking on the railroad tracks and Jumbo was attempting to lead him to safety.

23 Jumbo was the inspiration of the nickname of the 19th-century Jumbo Water Tower in the town of Colchester in Essex, England.( elephant ) elefante/a m/f."Swahili-English translation for "jumbe".

Barnum in 1882 ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonyms Legend: Switch to new thesaurus Adj.Jumbo the Elephant and, jumbo the Circus Elephant, was a 19th-century male, african bush elephant born.