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Eleocharis acicularis
Eleocharis dulcis
Eleocharis palustris
Eleonora Duse
eleostearic acid
Eleotris dormatrix
Eleotris gyrinus
Elephant bed
Elephant beetle
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Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Elephant apple (Bot.), an East Indian fruit with a rough, hard rind, and edible pulp, borne by Feronia elephantum, a large tree related to the orange. Elephant bed (Geol.), at Brighton, England, abounding in fossil remains of elephants. --Mantell. Elephant beetle (Zo["o]l.), any very large beetle of the genus Goliathus (esp. G. giganteus), of the family Scarab[ae]id[ae]. They inhabit West Africa. Elephant fish (Zo["o]l.), a chim[ae]roid fish (Callorhynchus antarcticus), with a proboscis-like projection of the snout. Elephant paper, paper of large size, 23 [times] 28 inches. Double elephant paper, paper measuring 263/4 [times] 40 inches. See Note under Paper. Elephant seal (Zo["o]l.), an African jumping shrew (Macroscelides typicus), having a long nose like a proboscis. Elephant's ear (Bot.), a name given to certain species of the genus Begonia, which have immense one-sided leaves. Elephant's foot (Bot.) (a) A South African plant (Testudinaria Elephantipes), which has a massive rootstock covered with a kind of bark cracked with deep fissures; -- called also tortoise plant. The interior part is barely edible, whence the plant is also called Hottentot's bread. (b) A genus (Elephantopus) of coarse, composite weeds. Elephant's tusk (Zo["o]l.), the tooth shell. See Dentalium.


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