Definition of cauliflower ear in English:

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cauliflower ear


An ear that has become thickened or deformed as a result of repeated blows, typically in boxing.
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.

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Syllabification: cau·li·flow·er ear

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