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elephant ear

1. Any of several varieties of plants that have large, heart-shaped leaves. A: "Look at those enormous leaves!" B: "Oh wow! I guess that's an elephant ear."
2. A puff pastry that is shaped like a palm leaf. Also known as a "palmier." I know I should be eating better, but I couldn't resist getting an elephant ear at the bakery for breakfast.
See also: ear, elephant
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The results of this study show that, among the evaluated species and despite the TF < 1, vetiver was the most efficient in the translocation of Pb, followed by elephant ear and 'embauba', at all evaluated concentrations.
Michael Massimi, BTNEP's invasive species coordinator, explained on one such trip that invasives like elephant ears, hydrilla and water hyacinth don't just out-compete native plants in the bayou, like arrowhead (known locally as "duck potato," because it's a favorite food of ducks), but, "They're actually modifying the habitat" Massimi says.
Backed by 20 years of recognition in the medical community, Doctor Easy's new goal was to develop a safe, effective and affordable product for ear health that patients and other consumers could keep at home, one that utilized the same clinically proven technology used in the Elephant Ear Washer --and the Wax-Rx Ear Wash System was born.
McMillan handles elephant ears and a puppet show, written by his wife, Heather, and titled "Billy Bad Guy and Tommy Good Guy." High school pastor Tim Monson runs the barbecue, which means he's in charge of securing 1,200 pounds of charcoal and 800 half-chickens.
Meilani Kelley, scoping out prize-winning bunnies with her 6-year-old son Kai, said she will crave elephant ears over the winter because of "all that greasy goodness."
They added a stand that sells elephant ears, another classic fried fair food, 30 years ago.
When Elena accidentally walks in on Damon naked, Nina actually saw Ian, who (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3L0FKxiF9Vc) had elephant ears taped to his legs.
Wherever I look, whether grown with elephant ears, hibiscus or the Hawaiian ti plant, crotons look festive and tropical.
The man thought a while about this and when the waiter came for his order he said: "I'd like elephant ears on toast, please."
fa m i ly Elmer Day Party Join everyone's favourite elephant (except perhaps Dumbo) for an afternoon of family fun, including making your own elephant ears, creating your own patchwork animal and playing pin the tail on the elephant.
Newman writes in "Digging Up the Elephant Ears," "My neighbor stumbles drunk down the alley.
The home is surrounded by good old Florida native plants: ferns, elephant ears, mother-in-law tongues, live oaks and cabbage palms--nothing you have to maintain on a daily basis.
Other plants that can give you that wow factor include bergenia (Elephant Ears), acer palmatum hybrids, rheum palmatum (ornamental Rhubarb), cortaderia species (pampas grass), euphorbia species, yucca filamentosa (Adam's needle), kniphofia (red hot pokers), acanthus mollis (bear's breeches) and canna hybrids (Indian shot plant).
Try some Chinese ground orchids, blackberry lilies, canna lilies, elephant ears, lilies of the valley, crocosmias, hardy cyclamens, dahlias, summer hyacinths, gladioluses, day lilies, irises, or true lilies for a coordination of flowers through summer into fall.