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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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|Noun||1.||elephant 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
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