Definition of mouse-eared in US English:

mouse-eared

adjective

  • Having ears resembling those of a mouse; having an appendage resembling a mouse's ear; specifically (of a willow) †having catkins (obsolete). Now chiefly in compounds.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Henry Best (c1592–1645), landowner and farmer. From mouse + eared.

Pronunciation

mouse-eared

/ˈmaʊsɪəd/