an ear that has been deformed by repeated injury, resulting in an irregular thickening of scar tissue.
permanent swelling and distortion of the external ear as the result of ruptures of the blood vessels: usually caused by blows received in boxing Also called boxer’s ear Technical name aural haematoma

cauliflower ear cau·li·flow·er ear (kô’lĭ-flou’ər)
An ear that is swollen, hardened, and deformed from extravasation of blood following repeated blows.

noun phrase

A boxer’s or wrestler’s ear deformed by injuries and accumulated scar tissue (1900s+)


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