plural elephant's-foots
: a plant of the genus Elephantopus
: a southern African vine (Dioscorea elephantipes) having a massive rootstock covered with a deeply fissured bark

called also tortoise plant

see hottentot bread
: a ram with a foot for holding the work to the block in a flanging machine

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“Elephant's-foot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/elephant%27s-foot. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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