wood ear

noun

Definition of wood ear

  1. :  any of several ear- or cup-shaped basidiomycetous fungi (genus Auricularia) that grow on wood: such asa :  an edible brownish fungus (A. auricula) of North Americab :  a cultivated usually dark brown edible fungus (A. polytricha) used in Chinese cooking

1911

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1911

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