ear fungus

noun

: a fungus of the order Auriculariales
especially : wood ear sense a

Word History

Etymology

ear entry 1 + fungus; from the shape of the sporophores

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ear fungus was in 1800

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“Ear fungus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ear%20fungus. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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