elephant's-foot love



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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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


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  • His elephant's-foot liquor chest sits in the living room, seen by no one but himself.

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  • There was even a pair of elephant's-foot wastebaskets at opposite ends of the room.

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  • The sound made by knocking over an elephant's-foot umbrella stand full of walking sticks.

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