wood ear


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

Examples of wood ear in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Handmade noodles are the order of the day, whether stir-fried with chile oil or suspended in lamb and wood ear mushroom soup. Amiel Stanek, Bon Appétit, 5 Jan. 2022 Add 1 cup fresh wood ear mushrooms, season with salt and sprinkle over the persillade. Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2021 Scatter the wood ear mushrooms over the oyster mushroom slices, then top with more fresh cilantro leaves to serve. Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov. 2021 Among her top picks are morels, boletes, wood ear and black trumpets. Washington Post, 6 Sep. 2021 In northern China, spoonfuls of black vinegar are draped over thick, belt-like noodles with a touch of soy sauce, served with slices of meat, onions, or wood ear mushrooms. Clarissa Wei, Bon Appétit, 29 May 2021 After birth, the Chinese believe that lochia (postpartum bleeding) and expulsion of toxins must be helped along with ingredients such as liver, wood ear mushrooms, and roasted licorice root. Kaila Yu, Glamour, 26 May 2021 Two federal health agencies are investigating a multistate outbreak of salmonella infections likely linked to wood ear mushrooms imported by Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. of Santa Fe Springs, California. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, 26 Sep. 2020 Eight out of nine people linked to those clusters reported eating wood ear mushrooms in the ramen, the agency reported. Mallory Hughes, CNN, 25 Sep. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of wood ear

1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Wood ear.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wood%20ear. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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