Definition of Jew's-ear

1. Noun. Widely distributed edible fungus shaped like a human ear and growing on decaying wood.

Exact synonyms: Auricularia Auricula, Ear Fungus, Jew's-ears
Generic synonyms: Jelly Fungus
Group relationships: Auricularia, Genus Auricularia



Definition of Jew's-ear

1. Noun. A kind of edible fungus growing on tree-trunks, formerly used for medicinal purposes. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Jew's-ear

1. A species of fungus (Hirneola Auricula-Judae, or Auricula), bearing some resemblance to the human ear. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Jew's-ear

jetton
jettons
jetty
jettying
jetwash
jetway
jetways
jeu
jeu d'esprit
jeu de paume
jeune
jeune fille
jeunesse dorée
jeux
jew
jew's-ear
jew's-harp
jew's harp
jew-fish
jewbush
jewed
jewel
jewel-neck
jewel-weed
jewel-weeds
jewel bearing
jewel case
jewel cases
jewel casket
jewel orchid

Literary usage of Jew's-ear

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1. A Family Encyclopaedia: Or, An Explanation of Words and Things Connected by George Crabb (1831)
"JEW S-EAR. A kind of mushroom. JEW'S-HARP. A musical instrument which is played between the teeth. JEWS-MALLOW. A plant whose leave« are produced ..."

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