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(Plants) a monocotyledonous plant, Testudinaria elephantipes, of southern Africa, with a very large starchy tuberous stem, covered in corky scales: family Dioscoreaceae
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Noun1.elephant's-foot - South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark
Hottentot bread, Hottentot's bread - thick edible rootstock of elephant's-foot
vine - a plant with a weak stem that derives support from climbing, twining, or creeping along a surface
2.elephant's-foot - any plant of the genus Elephantopus having heads of blue or purple flowers; America
Elephantopus, genus Elephantopus - perennial American herb
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Tenders are invited for Supply of elephant foot yam corms as seeds
The Afghan carpets are made mostly in northern and western parts of the country by different ethnic groups, with each area having a distinct pattern, from the octagonal elephant foot in the north, known as Bukhara print, to trappings of nomadic life and the elongated human and animal figures in western Afghanistan, mainly the Herat province.
I have seen a few similar cases but they had Elephant Foot disease, his condition seems to be similar to that.
severe elephant foot problems are depressingly common in zoos and other captive situations, where the animals must stand on concrete.