Definition of elephant ear in English:

elephant ear

Syllabification: el·e·phant ear

noun

Any of a number of plants with large heart-shaped leaves.
More example sentences
  • Clematis and trumpet vines drape the walls in a lush curtain, and elephant's ears, hostas, and hardy bananas (Musa basjoo and M. sikkimensis) lend swaths of varied greens.
  • Meanwhile Colocasia ‘Black Magic’ (commonly called elephant's ears because of it's huge leaves) and the calla lily, Zantedeschia ‘Schwarzwalder’ have particularly caught Platt's eye in recent months.
  • Also known as elephant's ear, this water lover does best in warm climates; in colder regions, you can grow it indoors.

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