elephant's ear

elephant's ear
noun
1. any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries
Syn: ↑alocasia, ↑elephant ear
Hypernyms: ↑arum, ↑aroid
Hyponyms: ↑giant taro, ↑Alocasia macrorrhiza
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Alocasia
2. tropical South American tree having a wide-spreading crown of bipinnate leaves and coiled ear-shaped fruits; grown for shade and ornament as well as valuable timber
Hypernyms: ↑tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Enterolobium, ↑genus Enterolobium

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noun also elephant ear
: any of several plants having large one-sided leaves: as
a. : begonia
b. : a plant of the genus Colocasia; especially : taro

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Elephant's ear — Elephant El e*phant ([e^]l [ e]*fant), n. [OE. elefaunt, olifant, OF. olifant, F. [ e]l[ e]phant, L. elephantus, elephas, antis, fr. Gr. ele fas, ele fantos; of unknown origin; perh. fr. Skr. ibha, with the Semitic article al, el, prefixed, or fr …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • elephant's-ear — [el′ə fənts ir΄] n. 1. any of several plants (genus Colocasia) of the arum family, esp. an ornamental ( C. antiquorum) having enormous heart shaped leaves 2. any of various cultivated begonias with large, showy leaves …   English World dictionary

  • elephant's-ear — tikroji rintausė statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Mimozinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Enterolobium cyclocarpum), paplitęs Šiaurės ir Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Enterolobium cyclocarpum angl. devil s ear;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • elephant's-ear — valgomoji kolokazija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aroninių šeimos daržovinis, dekoratyvinis, krakmolinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Colocasia esculenta), kilęs iš atogrąžų Azijos. atitikmenys: lot. Arum… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • elephant's-ear — dvispalvis kaladis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Aroninių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Caladium bicolor), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Caladium bicolor angl. caladium; elephant s ear; fancy leaf… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • elephant's-ear — /el euh feuhnts ear /, n. the taro. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * elˈephant s ears or elˈephant s ear noun 1. Any of various begonias or varieties of ornamental arum with heart shaped leaves 2. Applied also to other large leaved plants such as bergenias …   Useful english dictionary

  • elephant's ear — /ˈɛləfənts ɪə/ (say eluhfuhnts ear) noun 1. → taro. 2. any plant of the genus Begonia, family Begoniaceae, of tropical regions. 3. any of various other plants whose leaves resemble the ears of an elephant, as the cunjevoi  (cunjevoi2 def. 1) …  

  • elephant's-ear — /el euh feuhnts ear /, n. the taro. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • elephant's ear — noun Date: 1866 any of several large leaved plants of the arum family: as a. taro b. any of a genus (Alocasia) of tropical Asian perennial herbs cultivated as ornamentals for their large heavily veined basal leaves …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Elephant — El e*phant ([e^]l [ e]*fant), n. [OE. elefaunt, olifant, OF. olifant, F. [ e]l[ e]phant, L. elephantus, elephas, antis, fr. Gr. ele fas, ele fantos; of unknown origin; perh. fr. Skr. ibha, with the Semitic article al, el, prefixed, or fr. Semitic …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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