Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of several plants grown as ornamentals for their large heart-shaped leaves, especially several genera in the family Araceae, including Alocasia, Caladium, Colocasia, and Xanthosoma.

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  • noun Used other than as an idiom: see elephant,‎ ear.
  • noun A flat, crisp, sugared pastry
  • noun A taro plant.

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  • noun any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Sense 1, from its shape. Sense 2, from the appearance of the broad leaves.]

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From general resemblance in form

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