a cattail, Typha elephantina, of southern Asia, used for making rope and baskets.
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Origin of elephant grass
First recorded in 1825–35
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Examples from the Web for elephant grass
The elephant-grass on each side of the track rose fifteen feet high.My African Journey|Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for elephant grass
any of various stout tropical grasses or grasslike plants, esp Pennisetum purpureum, and Typha elephantina, a type of reed mace
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