from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An auricular cutaneous fold or fleshy excrescence of a bird; a kind of wattle hanging from the ear: usually called
- noun Same as
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The Malayan males generally had a red ear-lappet, instead of a white one as in India; but Mr. Blyth has seen one Indian specimen without the white ear-lappet.
The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Vol. I. Charles Darwin 1845