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elephant ear

[ el-uh-fuhnt eer ]
/ ˈɛl ə fənt ˌɪər /
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noun

Also el·e·phant's-ear . any of various plants with very large, sturdy leaves shaped somewhat like an elephant’s ear in shape, especially a plant of the arum family (Aracea), including caladium, malanga, and taro.
Cooking.
  1. a large, flat, sugared pastry made from fried dough, somewhat resembling an elephant's ear.
  2. palmier.

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Origin of elephant ear

First recorded in 1865–70 for def. 1
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