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EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From ear (fruiting body of grain) +‎ bud.

NounEdit

ear bud (plural ear buds)

  1. An immature ear of maize from which the threadlike silks emerge.

Etymology 2Edit

From ear (auditory organ) +‎ bud.

NounEdit

ear bud (plural ear buds)

  1. An underdeveloped mammalian ear.
  2. A small earphone designed for use with portable sound systems.
  3. (South Africa) A cotton swab.
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ReferencesEdit

  • Oxford English Dictionary 2006

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