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earlobe

[eer-lohb] /ˈɪərˌloʊb/
noun
1.
the soft, pendulous lower part of the external ear.
Also, ear lobe.
Also called lobe.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; ear1 + lobe
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Word Origin and History for earlobes

earlobe

n.

by 1786, from ear (n.1) + lobe. Earlier was ear lap (Old English had earlæppa "external ear").

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earlobes in Medicine

earlobe or ear lobe
n.
The soft, fleshy, pendulous lower part of the external ear.

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Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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