Definition of wood ear in English:

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wood ear

noun

An edible fungus, black or brown in color, that grows on trees and is sold in dry wrinkled shapes somewhat resembling ears.
  • Auricularia auricula, family Auriculariaceae.
Example sentences
  • Black beans, lily buds, leafy greens, wood ear fungus, beanthread noodles, Sichuan peppercorns the Chinese larder is there (and so are those of Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and Indonesia).
  • The Chinese dry many fungi, especially the wood ear.
  • Thankfully, most of those late 1980's fusion abominations, like Asian pizza with wood ear mushrooms, brine shrimp and soy sauce, are mostly banished from contemporary menus.

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Syllabification: wood ear

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