elephant's ear

noun

Definition of elephant's ear

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

First Known Use of elephant's ear

1866, in the meaning defined above

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“Elephant's ear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elephant%27s%20ear. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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