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Princeton's WordNet

  1. auricula, bear's ear, Primula auriculanoun

    yellow-flowered primrose native to Alps; commonly cultivated

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bears-ear

    or Auricula. The name of a plant.

    Etymology: auricula ursi, Lat.

    It hath a perennial root; the leaves are thicker and smoother than those of the primrose; the cup of the flower is shorter, so that the tube appears naked; the flower is shaped like a funnel; the upper part is expanded, and divided into five segments; this is succeeded by a globular seed-vessel, containing many small seeds; every year it produces vast quantities of new flowers, differing in shape, size, or colour; and there is likewise a great variety in the leaves of these plants. They flower in April, and ripen their seeds in June. Philip Miller.

  2. Bears-ear

    or Sanicle. This plant hath a perennial root; the leaves are roundish, rough, and crenated on the edges, like those of ground ivy; the cup of the flower is small, and divided into six parts; the flowers are shaped, like a funnel, cut at the top into many segments, and disposed in an umbel; the fruit is roundish, terminating in a point, and is closely fixt in the cup, in which are contained many small angular seeds. We have but one species of this plant, which is nearly allied to the auricula ursi; but the flowers are not quite so large and fair. It loses its leaves in winter, but puts out new ones early in the spring; and, in April, it produces flowers, which are sometimes succeeded by seed pods; but it is very rare that they perfect their seeds with us. Philip Miller


  1. bear's ear

    Primula auricula, often known as auricula, mountain cowslip or bear's ear (from the shape of its leaves), is a species of flowering plant in the family Primulaceae, that grows on basic rocks in the mountain ranges of central Europe, including the western Alps, Jura Mountains, the Vosges, the Black Forest and the Tatra Mountains.


  1. bear's ear

    A bear's ear generally refers to the physical ear of a bear, an organ used for hearing. However, in the context of botany, "Bear's Ears" can refer to particular species of plants, such as Primula auricula, often known as auriculas or mountain cowslips, native to the mountain ranges of central Europe. In addition, "Bear's Ears" could also refer to the Bear's Ears National Monument, a large area of land in San Juan County, southeastern Utah, known for its significant cultural and natural resources.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bear's ear in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bear's ear in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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