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n. pl. au·ric·u·las or auricula
1. A central European primrose (Primula auricula) having yellow flowers grouped in umbels.
2. Any of numerous hybrids of this species with other primroses, widely cultivated for their showy flowers in many different colors.

[Latin, auricle; see auricle.]


n, pl -lae (-ˌliː) or -las
1. (Plants) Also called: bear's-ear a widely cultivated alpine primrose, Primula auricula, with leaves shaped like a bear's ear
2. (Biology) another word for auricle3
[C17: from New Latin, from Latin: external ear; see auricle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.auricula - yellow-flowered primrose native to Alps; commonly cultivated
primrose, primula - any of numerous short-stemmed plants of the genus Primula having tufted basal leaves and showy flowers clustered in umbels or heads
2.auricula - a pouch projecting from the top front of each atrium of the heartauricula - a pouch projecting from the top front of each atrium of the heart
atrium cordis, atrium of the heart - the upper chamber of each half of the heart
pouch, pocket - (anatomy) saclike structure in any of various animals (as a marsupial or gopher or pelican)
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you'll make yourself giddy, an' tumble down i' the dirt," said Luke, the head miller, a tall, broad-shouldered man of forty, black-eyed and black-haired, subdued by a general mealiness, like an auricula.
The popular Primula auricula - so often grown in pots or as a border plant - is happiest when growing on its side so water drains away from its fleshy roots.
El 28-2-07 se coloco un cateter tunelizado tipo Split-Cath directamente en auricula derecha, mediante mini-toracotomia anterior derecha.
To date, no case of MEP in the auricula has been reported in the literature.
Budgett's Park Farm in Kirtlington, Oxfordshire, was founded in 1939 with the purchase of a yearling filly named Auricula.
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uk You can't keep the Christmas tree up for ever, but this Auricula stand makes a striking alternative and will set off any patio or balcony.
Asteroids 1227 through 1234 are named 1227 Geranium, 1228 Scabiosa, 1229 Tilia, 1230 Riceia, 1231 Auricula, 1232 Cortusa, 1233 Kobresia, 1234 Elyna.
PER HOJHOLT'S INCREDIBLY IMAGINATIVE and inventive novel-cum-cultural, esthetic, and artistic treatise, Auricula (Latin for ear), assuredly wins primacy of place in the Danish literary calendar for 2001.
National Auricula and Primula Society North East branch, slide show, Newbottle Working Men's Club, near Houghton-le-Spring, 7.