elephant-tusk
elephant-tusk elephant-tusk n. an annual of the southern U.S. and Mexico ({Proboscidea louisianica}) having large whitish or yellowish flowers mottled with purple and a long curving beak.

Syn: common unicorn plant, devil's claw, common devil's claw, proboscis flower, ram's horn, {Proboscidea louisianica}. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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