Mouse-ear cress
Mouse-ear Mouse"-ear`, n. (Bot.) (a) The forget-me-not ({Myosotis palustris}) and other species of the same genus. (b) A European species of hawkweed ({Hieracium Pilosella}). [1913 Webster]

{Mouse-ear chickweed}, a name of two common species of chickweed ({Cerastium vulgarium}, and {Cerastium viscosum}).

{Mouse-ear cress}, a low cruciferous herb ({Sisymbrium Thaliana}). All these are low herbs with soft, oval, or obovate leaves, whence the name. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • mouse-ear cress — noun a small invasive self pollinating weed with small white flowers; much studied by plant geneticists; the first higher plant whose complete genome sequence was described • Syn: ↑Arabidopsis thaliana • Hypernyms: ↑cress, ↑cress plant * * * noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • mouse-ear cress — /maʊs ɪə ˈkrɛs/ (say mows ear kres) noun → thale cress …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mouse-ear — n. (Bot.) (a) The forget me not ({Myosotis palustris}) and other species of the same genus. (b) A European species of hawkweed ({Hieracium Pilosella}). [1913 Webster] {Mouse ear chickweed}, a name of two common species of chickweed ({Cerastium v …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mouse-ear chickweed — Mouse ear Mouse ear , n. (Bot.) (a) The forget me not ({Myosotis palustris}) and other species of the same genus. (b) A European species of hawkweed ({Hieracium Pilosella}). [1913 Webster] {Mouse ear chickweed}, a name of two common species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cress plant — noun any of various plants of the family Cruciferae with edible leaves that have a pungent taste • Syn: ↑cress • Hypernyms: ↑crucifer, ↑cruciferous plant • Hyponyms: ↑watercress, ↑Arabidopsis thaliana, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wall cress — Wall Wall, n. [AS. weall, from L. vallum a wall, vallus a stake, pale, palisade; akin to Gr. ? a nail. Cf. {Interval}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A work or structure of stone, brick, or other materials, raised to some height, and intended for defense or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wall cress — noun : any of several low growing or mat forming cresses that are often cultivated in rock gardens or allowed to spread over walls: as a. : a rock cress of the genus Arabis b. : mouse ear cress c. : aubrietia 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • thale cress — /θeɪl ˈkrɛs/ (say thayl kres) noun a species of rock cress, Arabidopsis thaliana; the first plant for which a complete chromosome sequence was analysed, in December 1999. Also, mouse ear cress …   Australian English dictionary

  • thale-cress — ˈthā(ə)lˈkres noun Etymology: after Johann Thal died 1583 German physician : mouse ear cress …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cerastium viscosum — Mouse ear Mouse ear , n. (Bot.) (a) The forget me not ({Myosotis palustris}) and other species of the same genus. (b) A European species of hawkweed ({Hieracium Pilosella}). [1913 Webster] {Mouse ear chickweed}, a name of two common species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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