elephant-ear

elephant ear

noun
a large, flat, sugared pastry somewhat resembling an elephant's ear in shape.

Origin:
1905–10, for an earlier sense

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elephant's-ear

[el-uh-fuhnts-eer]
noun
the taro.

Origin:
1865–70, Americanism

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elephant's-ear
 
n
1.  See also taro 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
2.  any of various cultivated begonias with large showy leaves

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