: a Eurasian hawkweed (Hieracium pilosella) introduced into North America that has soft hairy leaves and yellow flowers
: any of several plants other than mouse-ear that have soft hairy leaves

Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mouse-ear was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near mouse-ear

Cite this Entry

“Mouse-ear.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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