mouse-ear

noun
\ ˈmau̇s-ˌir How to pronounce mouse-ear (audio) \

Definition of mouse-ear

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

First Known Use of mouse-ear

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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