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British Dictionary definitions for auricula


noun plural -lae (-ˌliː) or -las
  1. Also called: bear's-ear a widely cultivated alpine primrose, Primula auricula, with leaves shaped like a bear's ear
  2. another word for auricle (def. 3)
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Word Origin

C17: from New Latin, from Latin: external ear; see auricle
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n. pl. au•ric•u•lae (-lē′)
  1. Auricle.
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