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noun (pl) -lae (-ˌliː), -las
Also called bear’s-ear. a widely cultivated alpine primrose, Primula auricula, with leaves shaped like a bear’s ear
another word for auricle (sense 3)
Historical Examples

A genus proposed by Lamarck, to include the small, conical species of auricula, which have the outer lip simple.
A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby

There are auricula clubs and societies in the north of England.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3 Various

This genus of minute land shells differs from auricula chiefly in the soft parts.
A Conchological Manual George Brettingham Sowerby

The original of the auricula is a hardy perennial herb, of dwarf habit, bearing dull yellowish blossoms.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 8 Various

Dust′y-foot (see Pie-powder); Dust′y-mill′er, the auricula, from the white dust upon its leaves.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

There really is no need of artificial heat, for the auricula is a mountaineer, and can endure both frost and snow.
The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition Sutton and Sons

Morion (an unnatural compound of Eburna, auricula proper, Pythia, &c.).
The Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society – Vol. 4 Various

But we do not know any seed—not even the auricula—which takes more time and is so capricious in germinating.
The Culture of Vegetables and Flowers From Seeds and Roots, 16th Edition Sutton and Sons

In the time of Clusius, most of the varieties of the auricula were scarce.
The Mosaic History of the Creation of the World Thomas Wood

auricula au·ric·u·la (ô-rĭk’yə-lə)
n. pl. au·ric·u·lae (-lē’)


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