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elephant ear

noun
1.
a large, flat, sugared pastry somewhat resembling an elephant's ear in shape.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10, for an earlier sense

elephant's-ear

[el-uh-fuh nts-eer] /ˈɛl ə fəntsˌɪər/
noun
1.
the taro.
Origin
1865-70, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for elephant ears

elephant's-ear

noun
1.
any aroid plant of the genus Colocasia, of tropical Asia and Polynesia, having very large heart-shaped leaves: grown for ornament and for their edible tubers See also taro
2.
any of various cultivated begonias with large showy leaves
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Contemporary definitions for elephant ears
noun

See fried dough

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Slang definitions & phrases for elephant ears

elephant ears

noun phrase

Large, thick metal disks on the outer shell of a rocket or missile (1950s+ Astronautics)


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