Jew's-ear
Jew's-ear Jew's"-ear`, Jew's-ears Jew's"-ears`, n. (Bot.) A widely distributed species of edible fungus ({Auricularia auricula-judae}, formerly {Hirneola Auricula-Jud[ae]}, or {Hirneola Auricula}), bearing some resemblance to the human ear and growing on decaying wood.

Syn: ear fungus, . [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • 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

  • jew's ear — /ˈdjuz ɪə/ (say dyoohz ear) noun 1. an edible tropical fungus, Auricularia auricula, often found on rotting logs where it grows in glistening brown or tan coloured ears. 2. any of various other related species, as the hairy jew s ear …   Australian English dictionary

  • Jew's-ear — noun widely distributed edible fungus shaped like a human ear and growing on decaying wood • Syn: ↑Jew s ears, ↑ear fungus, ↑Auricularia auricula • Hypernyms: ↑jelly fungus • Member Holonyms: ↑Auricularia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jew's ear — noun a common fungus with a brown rubbery cup shaped fruiting body, growing on dead or dying trees. [Auricularia auricula judae.] Origin C16: a mistranslation of med. L. auricula Judae Judas s ear , from its shape, and because it grows on the… …   English new terms dictionary

  • Jew's ear — n. a common fungus with a brown, rubbery, cup shaped fruiting body, growing on dead or dying trees in both Eurasia and North America. ● Auricularia auricula judae, family Auriculariaceae, class Hymenomycetes Origin: mid 16th cent.: a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Jew's-ear — noun A kind of edible fungus growing on tree trunks, formerly used for medicinal purposes. Over the hearth hang bunches of drying mushrooms, the thin, curling kind they call jews ears, which have grown on the elder trees since Judas hanged… …   Wiktionary

  • Jew's-ear —   Pepeiao akua, akua …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • hairy jew's ear — noun a fungus, Auricularia polytricha, which grows in convex ears or brackets on decaying wood, the upper surface being velvety with a dense grey coating of pale hairs, and the lower surface being smooth and purple brown, often with a pale bloom… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Jew's-ears — Jew s ear Jew s ear , Jew s ears Jew s ears , n. (Bot.) A widely distributed species of edible fungus ({Auricularia auricula judae}, formerly {Hirneola Auricula Jud[ae]}, or {Hirneola Auricula}), bearing some resemblance to the human ear and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jew's-ears — noun widely distributed edible fungus shaped like a human ear and growing on decaying wood • Syn: ↑Jew s ear, ↑ear fungus, ↑Auricularia auricula • Hypernyms: ↑jelly fungus • Member Holonyms: ↑Auricularia, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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