wood ear

noun
|Updated on: 26 May 2018

Definition of wood ear

: any of several ear- or cup-shaped basidiomycetous fungi (genus Auricularia) that grow on wood: such 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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1911

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