bear's-ear
Auricula Au*ric"u*la, n.; pl. L. {Auricul[ae]}, E. {Auriculas}. [L. auricula. See {Auricle}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A species of {Primula}, or primrose, called also, from the shape of its leaves, {bear's-ear}. (b) (b) A species of {Hirneola} ({Hirneola auricula}), a membranaceous fungus, called also {auricula Jud[ae]}, or {Jew's-ear}. --P. Cyc. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) (a) A genus of air-breathing mollusks mostly found near the sea, where the water is brackish. (b) One of the five arched processes of the shell around the jaws of a sea urchin. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bear's-ear — (b[^a]rz [=e]r ), n. (Bot.) A kind of primrose ({Primula auricula}), so called from the shape of the leaf. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bear's-ear — [berz′ir΄] n. AURICULA: also bear s ear * * * …   Universalium

  • bear's-ear — [berz′ir΄] n. AURICULA: also bear s ear …   English World dictionary

  • bear's-ear — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun also bear s ears ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ (plural bear s ears) : auricula 1 * * * bear sˈ ear noun Auricula • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear's ear — noun another term for auricula …   English new terms dictionary

  • bear's ear — noun yellow flowered primrose native to Alps; commonly cultivated • Syn: ↑auricula, ↑Primula auricula • Hypernyms: ↑primrose, ↑primula …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear's-ears — noun see bear s ear …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bear's-breech — bear s breeches ear s breech es, n. 1. (Bot.) The English cow parsnip ({Heracleum sphondylium}) Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. a widely cultivated southern European acanthus ({Acanthus mollis}) with whitish purple veined flowers. See {Acanthus} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bear's-breeches — Bear s breech Bear s breech , bear s breeches ear s breech es, n. 1. (Bot.) The English cow parsnip ({Heracleum sphondylium}) Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster] 2. a widely cultivated southern European acanthus ({Acanthus mollis}) with whitish purple… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jew's-ear — Auricula Au*ric u*la, n.; pl. L. {Auricul[ae]}, E. {Auriculas}. [L. auricula. See {Auricle}.] 1. (Bot.) (a) A species of {Primula}, or primrose, called also, from the shape of its leaves, {bear s ear}. (b) (b) A species of {Hirneola} ({Hirneola… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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