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.
A boxer’s or wrestler’s ear deformed by injuries and accumulated scar tissue (1900s+)
a large edible white to yellowish cauliflowerlike mushroom, Sparassis radicata, widely distributed in North America.
a single floret from the head of a cauliflower.
of or relating to a stem, especially pertaining to or arising from the upper part of a stem. Historical Examples adjective relating to or growing from a plant stem adj. “pertaining to or growing on a stem,” 1756, from Latin caulis “stalk” (see cole).
noun (pl) -les (-liːz) (rare) the main stem of a plant Historical Examples n. “stem or stalk of a plant,” Latin; see cole.