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Definition of eared

: having ears especially of a specified kind or number a big-eared man golden-eared corn

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Recent Examples on the Web Not all the books are in great shape – some are dog-eared or slightly frayed. Radhika Iyengar, The Christian Science Monitor, "For Indian teen who launched village library, it’s about more than books," 8 Jan. 2021 These remnant nurseries offer respite for birds in winter including rare long-eared owls that roost in singles to small groups, as well as rabbits and other wild life that take cover within the leaves. Sheryl Devore, chicagotribune.com, "Lake County’s aromatic evergreens beckon in winter," 24 Dec. 2020 Other endearing but unsettling figures populate Mr. Nara’s drawings, paintings and sculptures as well, including crowds of sleepwalkers, flop-eared dogs on stilts and childlike heads submerged in puddles. Susan Delson, WSJ, "The Unsettling Confrontations of Artist Yoshitomo Nara," 18 Dec. 2020 In 2017, researchers got their first glimpse of short-eared dogs’ puppies on camera. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "The Amazon’s ‘Ghost Dogs’ Face 30 Percent Habitat Loss," 6 May 2020 Salukis, a graceful, long-eared breed, were a favorite hunting dog of the Egyptian pharoahs. Liz Langley, Animals, "Meet Phelan the rescue pup—now America’s fastest dog," 11 Dec. 2020 Technically, a red-eared slider is both a turtle and a terrapin. René A. Guzman, ExpressNews.com, "Red-eared sliders: Texas turtles need to soak in the sun, so they’re not the best bet for indoor pets," 3 Nov. 2020 The three tiered open shelving opposite the island—which is nearly the length of the entire wall—is the ideal perch for potted herbs, decorative containers, and the owner's favorite dog-eared cookbooks. Carisha Swanson, House Beautiful, "The Ultimate Collector's Kitchen," 18 Nov. 2020 With more than 11,000 glowing reviews on Amazon, this green-skinned, big-eared cutie is like getting all the magic of The Child but none of the hassle of having to dodge danger on the reg, like the show's titular bounty hunter. Shayna Murphy, USA TODAY, "This Baby Yoda plush doll is one of the hottest toys of 2020—and it's at a big discount," 13 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of eared

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Eared.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eared. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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Medical Definition of eared

: having ears especially of a specified kind or number a big-eared man

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