A mushroom of the genus Auricularia that grows on fallen tree trunks, used in cooking.
Origin of wood-ear
- Translation of terms in varieties of Chinese such as Mandarin mù ěr mù tree, wood ěr, ear (from its earlike shape)
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Chinese æœ¨è€³ (pinyin: mÃ¹'Ä›r; literally "wood ear" or "tree ear")