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(also mouse-ear chickweed)

Definition of mouse-ear in English:

noun

A small white-flowered creeping chickweed with soft hairy leaves which supposedly resemble the ears of mice.
  • Genus Cerastium, family Caryophyllaceae
Example sentences
  • Mouse ear chickweed has white flowers while Anagallis arvensis has blue or red flowers.
  • Common mouse-ear is a short-lived perennial, native in grassland and in open cultivated and waste ground.

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