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wood ear

noun

Definition of wood ear

  1. :  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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