elephant ear


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  • noun

Synonyms for elephant ear

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

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For example, elephant ears can tolerate growing in standing water, so they grow out from the banks and shoot up their stems, which collect sediment close to the bank, narrowing the stream, and keep growing out farther unless you dredge them.
McMillan handles elephant ears and a puppet show, written by his wife, Heather, and titled "Billy Bad Guy and Tommy Good Guy.
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.
Note that in a traditional flower bed you'll want taller plants in back, like the elephant ears, with lower trailing plants like Blackie out in front.
Whereas in the garden, bigger often seems to be better as you grow giant dahlias in the sun and steamy tropicals with elephant ear foliage in the shade, you will probably be equally content, when it comes to containers, to choose plants with small flowers and delicate, feathery or pinnate leaves.
You can still enjoy your papayas as ornamentals with their large, deeply cut leaves reminiscent of foliage found on the rice paper plant (Tetrapanax papyrifera) and elephant ear philodendron (Philodendron selloum).
Before the operations I thought I might get elephant ears or mouse ears," said Keiran from Hertfordshire, "But I've got my mum's ears, and they're great
Sold at: Children's boutiques nationwide and other stores such as Elephant Ears, Pumpkin heads, Sprouts and on-line at www.
The actor has shocked his co-star Nina Dobrev, who portrays Elena in the CW TV series, with a naked practical joke using elephant ears while filming Season 3.
Ladies stepped around zebra rugs and took a few minutes to snap fun photos in animal hats before enjoying a feast of zoo-related treats such as Zebra Brownies, Giraffe Spots, Animal Sugar Cookies, Elephant Ears, and Jungle Juice as well as a few healthy choices.
Ask Oregonians about the Oregon State Fair and they'll wax rhapsodic about carnival rides, concerts, livestock exhibitions, craft competitions and gloriously greasy food, from elephant ears to corn dogs.
The Pyrenees rise steeply from the Atlantic, deep emerald and richly-forested, and slung between them, under sky the colour of elephant ears, hang hammocks of gauzy, shifting mist.
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.
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.