the soft, pendulous lower part of the .
by 1786, from ear (n.1) + lobe. Earlier was ear lap (Old English had earlæppa “external ear”).
earlobe or ear lobe
The soft, fleshy, pendulous lower part of the external ear.
[eer-lok] /ˈɪərˌlɒk/ noun 1. a of hair worn near or in front of the . 2. Judaism. a of hair worn in front of each by Hasidic and Yemenite Jewish males in accordance with the Biblical prohibition against clipping the hair at the temples. Lev. 19:27.
- Earl of surrey
[sur-ee, suhr-ee] /ˈsɜr i, ˈsʌr i/ noun 1. Earl of (Henry Howard) 1517?–47, English poet. 2. a county in SE England, bordering S London. 648 sq. mi. (1680 sq. km). /ˈsʌrɪ/ noun 1. a light four-wheeled horse-drawn carriage having two or four seats /ˈsʌrɪ/ noun 1. a county of SE England, on the River Thames: […]
noun, plural earls palatine. 1. (def 2).
[url-ship] /ˈɜrl ʃɪp/ noun 1. (def 1).