mouse-ear
noun Date: 13th century 1. a Eurasian hawkweed (Hieracium pilosella) introduced into North America that has soft hairy leaves and yellow flowers 2. any of several plants other than mouse-ear that have soft hairy leaves

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  • 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 — [mous′ir΄] n. any of various plants with short, hairy leaves resembling the ear of a mouse, as the hawkweed or chickweed …   English World dictionary

  • mouse-ear — mouse′ ear n. pln any of various plants having small, hairy leaves, as a hawkweed, Hieracium pilosella, or a forget me not Myosotis palustris[/ex] • Etymology: 1225–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • mouse-ear — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun Etymology: Middle English mousere, from mous mouse + ere ear more at ear 1. a. or mouse ear hawkweed : a European haw …   Useful english dictionary

  • mouse ear — noun 1. any of various plants related to the common chickweed • Syn: ↑mouse ear chickweed, ↑mouse eared chickweed, ↑clammy chickweed, ↑chickweed • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • mouse-ear — /ˈmaʊs ɪə/ (say mows ear) noun any of various plants with small hairy leaves, as mouse ear chickweed, Cerastium glomeratum …   Australian English dictionary

  • mouse-ear — pelkinis pūkelis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Astrinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Gnaphalium uliginosum), paplitęs Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Gnaphalium uliginosum angl. cudweed; low cudweed; marsh cudweed; mouse ear šaltinis… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • mouse-ear — /mows ear /, n. any of various plants having small, hairy leaves, as the hawkweed, Hieracium pilosella, or the forget me not, Myosotis palustris. [1225 75; ME mous ere. See MOUSE, EAR1] * * * …   Universalium

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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