from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An auricular cutaneous fold or fleshy excrescence of a bird; a kind of wattle hanging from the ear: usually called ear-lobe.
- n. Same as ear-lap, 2.
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The Malayan males generally had a red ear-lappet, instead of a white one as in India; but Mr. Blyth has seen one Indian specimen without the white ear-lappet.