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elephant ear

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(aerospace engineering)
Thick metal plating that reinforces a missile's skin.

elephant ear

elephant ear
i. A type of air intake with twin inlets, one on each side of the fuselage.
ii. A slang term for a thick plate on a missile's skin that reinforces a hatch or a hole.
iii. A slang term for an overhanging elevator.
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Dumb cane and elephant's ear, frequently seen as pot plants, contain a different poison which causes the mouth, tongue and throat to swell if consumed.
It is often said that an African elephant's ears are shaped like Africa, while an Asian elephant's ears look like India.
Hardy choices for zones 8, 9, and 14-17 (unless noted) include bougainvillea (marginal in colder areas), canna, Cordyline australis, 'Black Magic' elephant's ear (after frost, dig up tubers in all but zones 14-17; apply mulch in zones 14 and 15), ginger lily (Hedychium), honey bush, Japanese banana (Musa basjoo), sago palm, Tasmanian tree fern.
For drama in garden beds, it's tough to beat 'Black Magic' elephant's ear (Colocasia esculenta).
What the sunflower is to the plains of America, elephant's ear is to the rain forests of tropical Asia.
Place a 6-foot-tall 'Black Magic' elephant's ear in a bed or border, for instance, and you have a striking focal point.
Chelsea's latest excursion into the land where dinner menus include exotic dishes like elephant's ear and smoked reindeer, Vialli left most of his big-game hunters on the bench.
It's no surprise they're also known as elephant's ears.
Bergenia cordifolia is fondly known as Elephant's Ears due to its large, broad, leathery leaves.
BERGENIA OTHERWISE known as elephant's ears because of the shape of their leathery leaves, these cabbage-shaped low-growing perennials produce pink, mauve, white or red flowers, but their leaves can also change colour depending on the variety you choose.
And with their help he also created a special character - a Walky Tall - with elephant's ears, dinosaur teeth and frogs legs.
uk - 0844 557 2244) BERGENIA Bergenias or elephant's ears are valued for their leathery, bold, architectural foliage, which may develop rich winter colouring - maroon, crimson, bronze.