elephant's-foot


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elephant's-foot

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elephant foot

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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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