auricula noun plural -lae (-ˌliː) or -las

  1. Also called: bear’s-ear a widely cultivated alpine primrose, Primula auricula, with leaves shaped like a bear’s ear
  2. another word for auricle (def. 3)

Word Origin for auricula C17: from New Latin, from Latin: external ear; see auricle Examples from the Web for auricula Historical Examples of auricula

  • 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

  • There are auricula clubs and societies in the north of England.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3


  • 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)


  • 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


  • This genus of minute land shells differs from Auricula chiefly in the soft parts.

    A Conchological Manual

    George Brettingham Sowerby

  • auricula in Medicine auricula [ô-rĭk′yə-lə] n. pl. au•ric•u•lae (-lē′)

    1. Auricle.

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