elephant's foot

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el·e·phant's foot

n. pl. elephant's foots
1. An African species of yam (Dioscorea elephantipes) having unusual clusters of tubers that grow above the ground.
2. Any of several plants of the genus Elephantopus in the composite family, having small purplish flowers and sometimes a basal rosette of large leaves.
References in classic literature ?
Or else Petersen Sahib will surely catch thee and make thee a wild hunter--a follower of elephant's foot tracks, a jungle bear.