1. [ noun ] (botany) any plant of the genus Alocasia having large showy basal leaves and boat-shaped spathe and reddish berries
Synonyms: elephant_ear alocasia
Related terms: arum giant_taro genus_Alocasia
2. [ noun ] (botany) tropical South American tree having a wide-spreading crown of bipinnate leaves and coiled ear-shaped fruits; grown for shade and ornament as well as valuable timber
Synonyms: Enterolobium_cyclocarpa conacaste
Related terms: tree Enterolobium
Similar spelling:   elephant_ear