from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A mushroom of the genus Auricularia that grows on fallen tree trunks, used in cooking. Also called cloud ear, tree ear.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An edible fungus in the genus Auricularia, having an shape resembling an ear's and which grow on wood.


From Chinese 木耳 (pinyin: mù'ěr; literally "wood ear" or "tree ear") (Wiktionary)


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