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cauliflower ear an ear that is permanently misshapen as a result of repeated blows or injuries, as from boxing.
dog-ear a bent or folded corner of a page in a book. [2 definitions]
ear shell the ear-shaped shell of the abalone.
ear trumpet a horn-shaped tube formerly used as a hearing aid by those with impaired hearing.
flea in (one's) ear a broad hint or annoying reminder.
have one's ear to the ground to pay attention to or be aware of upcoming ideas and events.
in one ear and out the other heard, but with little or no notice paid.
inner ear the part of the ear inside the skull, which includes the vestibule, the cochlea, and the semicircular canals, and plays a role in hearing and in maintaining balance.
middle ear the central part of the ear, consisting of the eardrum or tympanic membrane and a cavity containing three small bones.
outer ear the part of the ear that is visible outside of the head and which includes the auricle and the canal leading to the eardrum.
play it by ear to act without planning in advance; improvise.
tin ear (informal) the inability to distinguish tones in music.