ear·​let | \ -lə̇t \
plural -s

Definition of earlet

1 : a small ear (as of a plant leaf)
2 : the tragus especially when exceptionally large (as in the ears of some bats)

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First Known Use of earlet

1787, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for earlet

ear entry 1 + -let

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“Earlet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/earlet. Accessed 29 Feb. 2020.

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