A person’s ear that has become thickened or deformed as a result of repeated blows, typically in boxing or rugby.
More example sentences
- Leonard was an early initiate into the underworld of the scrum, earning his first cauliflower ear as a 15-year-old playing for Barking Under-19s.
- That approach often gives you a permanent cauliflower ear.
- On review at three months, the patient had developed an unsightly cauliflower ear, with loss of supporting cartilage in the upper pinna.
Definition of cauliflower ear in:
- The US English dictionary