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 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-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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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  • Auricularia auricula-judae — 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

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