elephant's–foot

noun

Definition of elephant's–foot

plural

elephant's–foots

  1. 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. 2 :  a ram with a foot for holding the work to the block in a flanging machine

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