wood ear


wood ear

noun

Definition of WOOD EAR

:  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

First Known Use of WOOD EAR

1917

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