from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An umbelliferous plant (Bupleurum rotundifolium); -- so named from the shape of its leaves.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A European umbelliferous plant, Bupleurum rotundifolium, having alternate perfoliate leaves, the auricled base closing round the stem. Also called thoroughwax.
- n. A plant of the cruciferous genus Conringia, of either of the species C. Austriacum and C. orientale, having similar auriculate leaves.
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I jest passed Mr. Langham down to the forks, and I seed he was a-chuckin 'a hare's-ear; an' he riz
What magnificent disks ought to come from the hare's-ear and the honeysuckle!
They are the shrubby hare's-ear, the honeysuckle, the prickly butcher's-broom, the box.