1. [syn: Arabidopsis thaliana, mouse-ear cress]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Mouse-ear \Mouse"-ear`\, n. (Bot.)
(a) The forget-me-not (Myosotis palustris) and other
species of the same genus.
(b) A European species of hawkweed (Hieracium
Mouse-ear chickweed, a name of two common species of
chickweed (Cerastium vulgarium, and Cerastium
Mouse-ear cress, a low cruciferous herb (Sisymbrium
Thaliana). All these are low herbs with soft, oval, or
obovate leaves, whence the name.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: a small invasive self-pollinating weed with small white
flowers; much studied by plant geneticists; the first
higher plant whose complete genome sequence was described
[syn: Arabidopsis thaliana, mouse-ear cress]