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.

Nearby words

  1. mouse,
  2. mouse deer,
  3. mouse pad,
  4. mouse type,
  5. mouse-dun,
  6. mouse-ear chickweed,
  7. mouse-hole,
  8. mouse-tooth forceps,
  9. mousebird,
  10. mousefish

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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British Dictionary definitions for mouse-ear

mouse-ear

noun

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