elephant's ear


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Noun1.Elephant's ear - any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berrieselephant's ear - any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries
aroid, arum - any plant of the family Araceae; have small flowers massed on a spadix surrounded by a large spathe
genus Alocasia - tropical Asiatic herbs similar to Colocasia but distinguished by a large sterile spadix
Alocasia macrorrhiza, giant taro - large evergreen with extremely large erect or spreading leaves; cultivated widely in tropics for its edible rhizome and shoots; used in wet warm regions as a stately ornamental
2.elephant's ear - tropical South American tree having a wide-spreading crown of bipinnate leaves and coiled ear-shaped fruits; grown for shade and ornament as well as valuable timber
Enterolobium, genus Enterolobium - small genus of tropical American timber trees closely allied to genus Albizia
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
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This platform he paved with the huge fronds of elephant's ear which grew in profusion about them, and over the fronds he laid a great sail folded into several thicknesses.
His teeth were long and sharp and grinned horribly, while his lower lip hung down upon his chest, and he had ears like elephant's ears, which covered his shoulders, and nails like the claws of some fierce bird.
This involves everything from couscous and grilled halloumi to the welcome bowl of steamed spinach, a plate of braised mushrooms, sheftalia, and substantial grilled pork chops about the size of an elephant's ear, which were accompanied by proper, piping hot pita and excellent homemade chips.
Kids also can spin the barrel for additional related words and sounds and lift the elephant's ear to see the letter associated with the image.
Before we left we took a picture of markings on the elephant's ear which we wanted to compare to the elephant in the video footage we had of the hunt back at camp.
Dutchman's breeches, Elephant's ear, Hydrangea, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Jasmine, Jimsonweed, Larkspur (Delphinium), Laurel, Lily of the valley, Mescal bean, Mushrooms, Nightshades, Philodrendron, Poinsettia, Prunus species, Tobacco, Yellow jasmine, Yews Taxus species.
From his reaction you'd have thought I'd asked him for a slice of elephant's ear.
Some widely found toxic plants include oleander, golden dew drops, desert rose, elephant's ear and dumb cane, she said, noting that their effects range from nausea, vomiting and burning of the skin to serious conditions like difficulty in breathing and lung failure.
From Alocasia (you may know it as Elephant's Ear or Giant Taro) to Xanthosoma (without a common name that I recognize), this delightful 118 page book takes you on a tour of the world's kitchens and gardens.
Also known as elephant's ear, this water lover does best in warm climates; in colder regions, you can grow it indoors.
Black elephant's ear (Alocasia plumbea), 5 feet tall with 2-foot-long deep violet leaves, is a fitting red banana companion.
His dinner piece The Spider (Aranea) portrays an elephant as an arrogant colossus, and in Rings (Anuli) an elephant's ear is interpreted as an emblem of aural receptivity.