elephant ear


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elephant ear

n.
1. See palmier.
2. Any of several plants grown as ornamentals for their large heart-shaped leaves, especially several genera in the family Araceae, including Alocasia, Caladium, Colocasia, and Xanthosoma.

[Sense 1, from its shape. Sense 2, from the appearance of the broad leaves.]
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Noun1.elephant ear - any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berrieselephant 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
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As we journeyed through Trafalgar Square he pointed out a popular sandwich chain where he said you'd be able to find a filling of elephant ear but not cheese.
In the fall, her gardens are resplendent with mums, dahlias, cannas and elephant ear.
In his own pond, Esten is partial to containerized water lilies (Nymphaea) and lotus (Nelumbo), as well as giant taro or elephant ear (Alocasia macrorrhizos) and the yellow sweet flag iris (Iris pseudacorus).