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 for earlobe
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lobe \Lobe\ (l[=o]b), n. [F. lobe, Gr. lobo`s.]
     Any projection or division, especially one of a somewhat
     rounded form; as:
     (a) (Bot.) A rounded projection or division of a leaf.
     (b) (Zool.) A membranous flap on the sides of the toes of
         certain birds, as the coot.
     (c) (Anat.) A round projecting part of an organ, as of the
         liver, lungs, brain, etc. See Illust. of Brain.
     (b) (Mach.) The projecting part of a cam wheel or of a
         non-circular gear wheel.
         [1913 Webster]
     Lobe of the ear, the soft, fleshy prominence in which the
        human ear terminates below, also called the earlobe.
        See. Illust. of Ear.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the fleshy pendulous part of the external human ear [syn:
           earlobe, ear lobe]

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