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earlap

[ eer-lap ]
/ ˈɪərˌlæp /
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noun
the lobe of the ear.
the whole external ear; pinna.
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Origin of earlap

before 1000; Middle English erelappe,Old English ēarlæppa external ear. See ear1, lap1
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British Dictionary definitions for earlap

earlap
/ (ˈɪəˌlæp) /

noun
another word for earflap (def. 1)
rare
  1. the external ear
  2. the ear lobe

Word Origin for earlap

C16: from ear 1 + lap 1
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