mouse-ear

[ mous-eer ]
/ ˈmaʊsˌɪər /
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noun

any of various plants having small, hairy leaves, as the hawkweed, Hieracium pilosella, or the forget-me-not, Myosotis palustris.

Origin of mouse-ear

First recorded in 1225–75, mouse-ear is from the Middle English word mous-ere. See mouse, ear1
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mouse-ear

noun

short for mouse-ear chickweedSee chickweed (def. 2)

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