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mouse-ear

n
(Plants) short for mouse-ear chickweed. See chickweed2
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mouse′-ear`



n.
any of various plants having small, hairy leaves, as a hawkweed, Hieracium pilosella, or a forget-me-not, Myosotis palustris.
[1225–75]
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