wood ear
noun Date: 1917 any of several ear- or cup-shaped basidiomycetous fungi (genus Auricularia) that grow on wood: as a. an edible brownish fungus (A. auricula) of North America b. a cultivated usually dark brown edible fungus (A. polytricha) used in Chinese cooking

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  • Wood ear — Wood ear, or 木耳 (pinyin: mù ěr, lit. wood ear or tree ear ), can refer to two different closely related species of edible fungus used primarily in Asian cuisine; these are commonly sold in Asian markets shredded and dried. Auricularia auricula… …   Wikipedia

  • wood ear — n. TREE EAR * * * …   Universalium

  • wood ear — n. TREE EAR …   English World dictionary

  • wood ear — noun or wood ear mushroom Etymology: translation of Chinese (Pekingese) mu4 erh3 : any of several ear or cup shaped jelly fungi of the genus Auricularia that grow on wood: as a. : an edible brownish fungus (A. a …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood ear. — See tree ear. * * * …   Universalium

  • wood ear — n. mushroom that grows on trees and fallen tree trunks and used in Chinese cooking, tree ear …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wood ear. — See tree ear …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood ear — noun an edible fungus in the genus Auricula …   Wiktionary

  • wood ear mushroom — noun see wood ear …   Useful english dictionary

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