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.
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Owing to the swollen base of its trunk, this exotic looking species (Beaucarnea or Nolina recurvata) is also known as bottle palm or elephant-foot tree.
And he thought that elephant-foot chair would make up for it.
The elephant-foot outward buckling was observed at the bottom of the tank shell, just above its joint with the base plate.
Take the money, buy up the golf courses surrounding the zoo and turn them into reserve-like land that's elephant-foot friendly, so children can see them living healthy, close-to-normal lives in captivity.