elephant's ear


: any of several large-leaved plants of the arum family: such as
: taro
: any of a genus (Alocasia) of tropical Asian perennial herbs cultivated as ornamentals for their large heavily veined basal leaves

Word History

First Known Use

1866, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of elephant's ear was in 1866

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“Elephant's ear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elephant%27s%20ear. Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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