Definition of mouse-ear in English:


(also mouse-ear chickweed)


  • A small white-flowered creeping chickweed with soft hairy leaves which supposedly resemble the ears of mice.

    Genus Cerastium, family Caryophyllaceae

    • ‘Mouse ear chickweed has white flowers while Anagallis arvensis has blue or red flowers.’
    • ‘Common mouse-ear is a short-lived perennial, native in grassland and in open cultivated and waste ground.’