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cloud ear

noun
1.
a thin, blackish edible mushroom, Auricularia polytricha, used especially in Chinese cookery.
Also called mu ehr.
Origin
apparently an erroneous translation of Chinese mùêr, equivalent to tree + êr ear(s)
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