Definition of elephant's–foot
1a : a plant of the genus Elephantopus b : a southern African vine (Dioscorea elephantipes) having a massive rootstock covered with a deeply fissured bark —called also tortoise plant — see hottentot bread
2 : a ram with a foot for holding the work to the block in a flanging machine
Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.
Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:
- 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up elephant's–foot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).