ear tuft


a tuft of long feathers above the eyes of some owls and other birds that becomes erect when the bird is excited or afraid but is not used in hearing.

Nearby words

  1. ear shell,
  2. ear stone,
  3. ear tag,
  4. ear to the ground, have one's,
  5. ear trumpet,
  6. ear wrap,
  7. ear-grabbing,
  8. ear-minded,
  9. ear-piercing,
  10. ear-splitting

Also called ear1, horn.

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