- any of various plants having small, hairy leaves, as the hawkweed, Hieracium pilosella, or the forget-me-not, Myosotis palustris.
Origin of mouse-ear
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The plant Mouse-ear (Myosotis Arvensis) is called mouse-lug.Records of Woodhall Spa and Neighbourhood
J. Conway Walter
The Mouse-ear is called Herba clavorum because it prevents the blacksmith from hurting horses when he is shoeing them.
The Mouse-ear, or Herba clavorum, is reputed to prevent blacksmiths hurting horses when being shod.
This Greek compound surely means "mouse-ear," and what have these plants to do with the auricular organs of mice?Everyday Objects
W. H. Davenport Adams
It feeds from September to May on mouse-ear chickweed, bedstraw, plantain, and other low-growing plants growing on sandy soils.The Moths of the British Isles, First Series
- short for mouse-ear chickweedSee chickweed (def. 2)