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 for Hottentot''s bread
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hottentot \Hot"ten*tot\, n. [D. Hottentot; -- so called from hot
     and tot, two syllables of frequent occurrence in their
     language. --Wedgwood.]
     1. (Ethnol.) One of a degraded
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The language of the Hottentots, which is remarkable for
        its clicking sounds; the Khoisan language.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]
  
     Hottentot cherry (Bot.), a South African plant of the genus
        Cassine+({Cassine+maurocenia">Cassine ({Cassine maurocenia), having handsome foliage,
        with generally inconspicuous white or green flowers.
        --Loudon.
  
     Hottentot's bread. (Bot.) See Elephant's foot
        (a), under Elephant.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Elephant \El"e*phant\ ([e^]l"[-e]*fant), n. [OE. elefaunt,
     olifant, OF. olifant, F. ['e]l['e]phant, L. elephantus,
     elephas, -antis, fr. Gr. 'ele`fas, 'ele`fantos; of unknown
     origin; perh. fr. Skr. ibha, with the Semitic article al, el,
     prefixed, or fr. Semitic Aleph hindi Indian bull; or cf.
     Goth. ulbandus camel, AS. olfend.]
     1. (Zo["o]l.) A mammal of the order Proboscidia and family
        Elephantidae, of which two living species, Elephas
        maximus (formerly Elephas Indicus) and Loxodonta
        Africana (formerly E. Africanus), and several fossil
        species, are known. They have five toes, a long proboscis
        or trunk, and two large ivory tusks proceeding from the
        extremity of the upper jaw, and curving upwards. The molar
        teeth are large and have transverse folds. Elephants are
        the largest land animals now existing. The elephant is
        classed as a pachyderm.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Ivory; the tusk of the elephant. [Obs.] --Dryden.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     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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