Au*ric"u*la (?), n.; pl. L. Auriculae (), E. Auriculas (). [L. auricula. See Auricle.]

1. Bot. (a)

A species of Primula, or primrose, called also, from the shape of its leaves, bear's-ear.

(b) (b)

A species of Hirneola (H. auricula), a membranaceous fungus, called also auricula Judae, or Jew's-ear.

P. Cyc.

2. Zool. (a)

A genus of air-breathing mollusks mostly found near the sea, where the water is brackish


One of the five arched processes of the shell around the jaws of a sea urchin.

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