Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

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



1917

First Known Use of wood ear

1917


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up wood ear? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a very small amount

Get Word of the Day daily email!