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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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  • Ask your guide to see huge, leafy elephant ear plants and miniature orchids no more than a millimeter or two across.
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  • The skipjack herring is the only host for the ebony shell and elephant ear mussels.
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British Dictionary definitions for elephant ear

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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