elephant's-foot

noun
plural elephant's-foots

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

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