the soft, pendulous lower part of the external ear.
Also, ear lobe.
Also called lobe.

1855–60; ear1 + lobe

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1859, from ear (1) + lobe.
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earlobe or ear lobe
The soft, fleshy, pendulous lower part of the external ear.

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Example sentences
Next, the technician pricks my earlobe for a drop of blood.
In the positive column, he could see well enough to pluck the hair that grew out of his left earlobe every so often.
He preens and cavorts from pasha to post, and makes a desperate attempt to scratch his earlobe with his tongue.
The metal conducts the body's heat away from the skin, leaving the earlobe even colder than the air already has made it.
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