a large, flat, sugared pastry somewhat resembling an elephant's ear in shape.
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Origin of elephant ear
1905–10, for an earlier sense
[ el-uh-fuh nts-eer ]
/ ˈɛl ə fəntsˌɪər /
Origin of elephant's-ear
An Americanism dating back to 1865–70
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any aroid plant of the genus Colocasia, of tropical Asia and Polynesia, having very large heart-shaped leaves: grown for ornament and for their edible tubersSee also taro
any of various cultivated begonias with large showy leaves
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