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An edible fungus, black or brown in color, that grows on trees and is sold in dry wrinkled shapes somewhat resembling ears.
- ‘But braised in consommé with wood ears and a ring of foie gras dumplings, the dish gets a tender reawakening.’
- ‘Thankfully, most of those late 1980's fusion abominations, like Asian pizza with wood ear mushrooms, brine shrimp and soy sauce, are mostly banished from contemporary menus.’
- ‘Larger, coarser fungus are called wood ears.’
- ‘Black beans, lily buds, leafy greens, wood ear fungus, beanthread noodles, Sichuan peppercorns the Chinese larder is there (and so are those of Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Japan and Indonesia).’
- ‘The Chinese dry many fungi, especially the wood ear.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.