- Also called: bear's-ear a widely cultivated alpine primrose, Primula auricula, with leaves shaped like a bear's ear
- another word for auricle (def. 3)
C17: from New Latin, from Latin: external ear; see auricle
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Examples from the Web for auricula
In the time of Clusius, most of the varieties of the auricula were scarce.
There are auricula clubs and societies in the north of England.
Dust′y-foot (see Pie-powder); Dust′y-mill′er, the auricula, from the white dust upon its leaves.
The original of the auricula is a hardy perennial herb, of dwarf habit, bearing dull yellowish blossoms.
This genus of minute land shells differs from Auricula chiefly in the soft parts.A Conchological Manual
George Brettingham Sowerby
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