Definition of auricula in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɔːˈrɪkjʊlə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary


An Alpine primula from which a wide range of flowering cultivars have been developed. It has leaves that supposedly resemble bears' ears. Also called bear's ear.
  • Primula auricula, family Primulaceae
Example sentences
  • Included at the show will be displays of daffodils and tulips, auriculas and primulas, bonsai and alpines with members of the National Auricula and Primula Society exhibiting top quality plants.
  • Favorite plants such as roses, lilies, poppies, auriculas, and passionflowers are found on examples of penwork datable to the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s.
  • The little auriculas are blooming in their cold frame.


Mid 17th century: from Latin, diminutive of auris 'ear'.

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