from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bookname for species of Elephantopus, of which the word is a translation.
- n. Testudinaria elephantipes, a plant of the natural order Dioscoreaceæ.
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- n. any plant of the genus Elephantopus having heads of blue or purple flowers; America
- n. South African vine having a massive rootstock covered with deeply fissured bark
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Doing so would be somewhat like purchasing an elephant's-foot umbrella stand—just the thing for an eccentric friend but perhaps over-the-top as a run-of-the-mill housewarming gift.
She was sitting on a chair beside an elephant's-foot umbrella stand, pulling on a pair of black gum boots.
His elephant's-foot liquor chest sits in the living room, seen by no one but himself.
There was even a pair of elephant's-foot wastebaskets at opposite ends of the room.
The sound made by knocking over an elephant's-foot umbrella stand full of walking sticks.
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