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|Noun||1.||Hottentot bread - thick edible rootstock of elephant's-foot|
Dioscorea elephantipes, elephant's-foot, Hottentot bread vine, Hottentot's bread vine, tortoise plant - South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground