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Noun: ear  eer
  1. The sense organ for hearing and equilibrium
    - lug [Brit, informal], earhole [informal], lughole [Brit, informal]
     
  2. Good hearing
    "he had a keen ear"; "a good ear for pitch"
     
  3. The externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear
    - auricle, pinna
     
  4. Attention to what is said
    "he tried to get her ear"
     
  5. Fruiting spike of a cereal plant especially corn
    - spike, capitulum

Derived forms: ears

Type of: attending, attention, audition, auditory modality, auditory sense, cartilaginous structure, fruit, hearing, receptor, sense of hearing, sense organ, sensory receptor

Part of: auditory system, caput, corn, external ear, head, Indian corn, maize, outer ear, vestibular apparatus, vestibular system, Zea mays

Encyclopedia: Ear, nose, and throat