elephant ear


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elephant ear

[′el·ə·fənt ‚ir]
(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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It will help to purify the drinking water and keep the elephant ears and other invasives at bay.
Mary Roy's Sterling garden blooms with the beauty and color of primroses, daffodils, tiger lilies, coneflowers and elephant ears, to name just a few.
Plants from the Collection on display at the garden, located just 25 miles west of Fort Worth, include: Jubilation[TM] Gardenia, Yewtopia[R] Plum Yew, Queen Mum[TM] Agapanthus, Robin[TM] Holly, Oakland[TM] Holly, Bigfoot[TM] Cleyera, LeAnn[TM] Cleyera, Spring Sonata[TM] Indian Hawthorn, Little Black Magic[TM] Dwarf Elephant Ear, Mountain Snow[TM] Pieris, Emerald Snow[R] Loropetalum, Purple Diamond[R] Loropetalum, and Purple Pixie[R] Loropetalum.
You got your elephant ear crew working, clear 'til dark thirty?
Calig's water plants include black taro (Colocasia esculenta `Black Magic,' a stunning plant with huge elephant ear leaves.
Our favorite technique involves buying an elephant ear and walking briskly through the Community Causeway as though in the middle of a huge bite, only to remove the large pastry from our faces once we've reached the soothing and electrifying sounds coming from the Broadway Stage.
Even as they savored an elephant ear, gawked at the squawking chickens or emerged wobbly legged from rides, fairgoers paused Sunday to reflect on what they'll miss most as the Lane County Fair ended another run.
Colocasiaesculenta 'Illustris' is a large-leafed elephant ear.
And every now and then we'll take a break and have an elephant ear.
Just recently, I saw black elephant ear (Colocasia esculenta ``Black Magic'') at a nursery in Canoga Park.
LANDSCAPE TIPS: The trailing Blackie mixes well with other types of dark foliage including Zulu Wonder (Plectranthus ciliatus), a burgundy-stemmed trailing ground cover; the black coleus called Inky Fingers; the shiny dark Bressingham Bronze (a heuchera hybrid); and, if space permits, the huge Black Magic elephant ear plant (another newcomer to the West Coast) with 18-inch black leaves.