Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A species of hawkweed, Hieracium Pilosella, found throughout Europe and northern Asia. It is a low herb with tufted radical leaves and leafy barren creepers, its heads of lemon-colored flowers borne on leafless scapes. Also called mouse-ear hawkweed.
- n. One of various species of scorpion-grass or forget-me-not of the genus Myosotis: so called in allusion to their short soft leaves. See Myosotis.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The forget-me-not (Myosotis palustris) and other species of the same genus.
- n. A European species of hawkweed (Hieracium Pilosella).
- n. small perennial herb having bright blue or white flowers
- n. any of various plants related to the common chickweed
- From mouse + ear. (Wiktionary)
“Staring down at the throngs of shoppers ... was a white girl who looked all of 12, reclining in a matching bra-and-panties set adorned with Disney's signature mouse-ear design.”
“She came to the stream and found it running between blue-flowering mouse-ear and rushes, into a pool which deepened from a sandy shallow: so anon her borrowed raiment was lying on the grassy lip of the water, and she was swimming and disporting her in the pool, with her hair loose and wavering over her white back like some tress of the water-weed.”
“Hosts of bluets and plots of mouse-ear everlasting, had taken possession of the land.”
“_N_, ripe fruit of mouse-ear chick-weed, _Cerastium_ (_Caryophyllaceæ_), opening by ten teeth at the summit, × 2.”
“-- The beautiful little moth which flew on your table while you were writing, and which you inclose, resembles the _Deïopeïa bella_, which lives on the mouse-ear of our Northern fields.”
“_Leaves: _ (_Myosotis_ = mouse-ear) oblong, alternate, seated on stem; hairy.”
“There is an extremely common, though inconspicuous, English weed, the mouse-ear chickweed, found everywhere in flower-beds or grass-plots, however small, and noticeable for its quaint little horn-shaped capsules.”
“On a few hillsides the savory-leaved aster and mouse-ear alone made quite a dense sward, said to be very pretty when the aster is in bloom.”
“Birdalone had been to the river and fetched thence store of blue - flowered mouse-ear, and of meadow-sweet, whereof was still some left from the early days of summer, and had made her garlands for her head and her loins; and the knight sat and worshipped her, yet he would not so much as touch her hand, sorely as he hungered for the beauty of her body.”
“There she let the water cover her in the deep stream, and she floated down and sported with the ripples where the river left that deep to race over the shallows; and the moon was casting shadows by then she came up the bank again by the shallow end bearing in her arms a bundle of the blue-flowering mouse-ear.”
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