Main definitions of long-ear in English

: long-ear1long-ear2

long-ear1

Pronunciation /ˈlɒŋɪə/

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noun

  • 1In singular and (usually) plural. A hare or rabbit.

  • 2In singular and plural. An ass or donkey. Also figurative: a stupid person, a conceited idiot.

  • 3Frequently with capital initials. A member of a semi-legendary people said to have once inhabited Easter Island and who (according to some accounts) were distinguished by artificially lengthened ears.

Origin

Middle English; earliest use found in Names Hare. From long + ear.

Main definitions of long-ear in English

: long-ear1long-ear2

long-ear2

Pronunciation /ˈlɒŋɪə/

See synonyms for long-ear

noun

historical, rare
  • A variety of two-rowed barley having long ears (often contrasted with sprat-barley).

Origin

Early 16th century; earliest use found in John Fitzherbert (d. 1531). From long + ear.