Wood-ear meaning

A mushroom of the genus Auricularia that grows on fallen tree trunks, used in cooking.
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An edible fungus in the genus Auricularia, having a shape resembling an ear's and which grow on wood.
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Origin of wood-ear

  • Translation of terms in varieties of Chinese such as Mandarin mù ěr tree, wood ěr, ear (from its earlike shape)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Chinese 木耳 (pinyin: mù'Ä›r; literally "wood ear" or "tree ear")
    From Wiktionary