• WordNet 3.6
    • n auricula a pouch projecting from the top front of each atrium of the heart
    • n auricula yellow-flowered primrose native to Alps; commonly cultivated
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Auricula (Zoöl) A genus of air-breathing mollusks mostly found near the sea, where the water is brackish.
    • Auricula (Bot) A species of Hirneola Hirneola auricula), a membranaceous fungus, called also auricula Judæ, or Jew's-ear.
    • Auricula (Bot) A species of Primula, or primrose, called also, from the shape of its leaves, bear's-ear.
    • Auricula (Zoöl) One of the five arched processes of the shell around the jaws of a sea urchin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n auricula In botany, a garden flower derived from the yellow Primula Auricula, found native in the Swiss Alps, and sometimes called bear's-ear from the shape of its leaves. It has been cultivated for centuries by florists, who have succeeded in raising from seed a great number of beautiful varieties.
    • n auricula Same as auricle
    • n auricula [capitalized] [NL.] In zoology, a genus of phytophagous or plant-eating pulmonate gastropods, typical of the family Auriculidæ. A. judæ and A. midæ are examples. They are known as ear-shells.
    • n auricula [NL.] In echinoderms, one of the perforated processes into which the ambulacral and sometimes the interambulacral plates are produced, and which arch over the interior of the ambulacra, as in the typical echini, or sea-urchins. See cut under Echinoidea.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Auricula a species of primrose, also called bear's ear, from the shape of its leaf
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. auricula,. See Auricle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. auricula, dim. of auris, the ear.


In literature:

Itaque confessoribus effodiebantur oculi, amputabantur manus, nares vel auriculae desecabantur.
"The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Volume 2" by Edward Gibbon
Auriculas, in beds, denote luck; in pots, marriage: while to gather them, foretells widowhood.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions" by Charles Mackay
Flowers peeped out amongst the leaves; snow-drops, crocuses, purple auriculas, and golden-eyed pansies.
"Jane Eyre" by Charlotte Bronte
I entered; and, without injury to my orange-colored auriculas, I passed beneath the portal, and emerged within the vestibule.
"The Works of Edgar Allan Poe Volume 4 (of 5) of the Raven Edition" by Edgar Allan Poe
Auriculas and balsams stand in the bow-window.
"A Word Only A Word, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Cowslip, Anemone, Ranunculus, Tulip, Polyanthus, Auricula, Narcissus, Jonquil, Wallflower, Lilac, Laburnum.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
Omnium stultissimi qui auriculas studiose tegunt.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
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" by Sutton and Sons
The generic name, Hirneola, means a jug, and the specific name, Auricula Judae, a Jew's ear.
"Among the Mushrooms" by Ellen M. Dallas and Caroline A. Burgin
Genres Melania, Auricula, pp.
"Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution" by Alpheus Spring Packard