wood ear

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wood ear

n.
A mushroom of the genus Auricularia that grows on fallen tree trunks, used in cooking. Also called tree ear.

[Translation of terms in varieties of Chinese such as Mandarin mù ěr : , tree, wood + ěr, ear (from its earlike shape ).]
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