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Meaning of "cauliflower ear" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CAULIFLOWER EAR

cauliflower ear play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CAULIFLOWER EAR

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Cauliflower ear is a noun.
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WHAT DOES CAULIFLOWER EAR MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Cauliflower ear

Cauliflower ear is a condition that occurs when the external portion of the ear suffers a blow, blood clot or other collection of fluid under the perichondrium. This separates the cartilage from the overlying perichondrium that supplies its nutrients, causing it to die and resulting in the formation of fibrous tissue in the overlying skin. As a result, the outer ear becomes permanently swollen and deformed, resembling a cauliflower. The condition is most common among boxers, wrestlers, mixed martial artists, and forwards in rugby union. Headgear that protects the ears is worn in wrestling and rugby, many martial arts, and other contact sports to help prevent this condition. For some athletes, however, a cauliflower ear is considered a badge of courage or experience.

Definition of cauliflower ear in the English dictionary

The definition of cauliflower ear in the dictionary is permanent swelling and distortion of the external ear as the result of ruptures of the blood vessels: usually caused by blows received in boxing Also called: boxer's ear Technical name: aural haematoma.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CAULIFLOWER EAR

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WORDS THAT END LIKE CAULIFLOWER EAR

a flea in one´s ear
a thick ear
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boxer´s ear
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external ear
flea in one´s ear
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Synonyms and antonyms of cauliflower ear in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «cauliflower ear» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CAULIFLOWER EAR

Find out the translation of cauliflower ear to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cauliflower ear from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cauliflower ear» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

菜花耳
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

oreja de coliflor
570 millions of speakers

English

cauliflower ear
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

फूलगोभी कान
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

القرنبيط الأذن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

капустным листом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

couve-flor ouvido
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ফুলকপি কান
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

le chou-fleur oreille
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Telinga kembang kol
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Blumenkohlohr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

カリフラワー耳
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

콜리 플라워 귀
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Cauliflower kuping
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

súp lơ tai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

காலிஃபிளவர் காது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

फुलकोबी कान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Karnabahar kulağı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

cavolfiore orecchio
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

kalafior ucho
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

капустяним листом
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

conopidă ureche
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

κουνουπίδι αυτί
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

blomkool ore
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

blomkål öra
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

blomkål øret
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cauliflower ear

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CAULIFLOWER EAR»

The term «cauliflower ear» is normally little used and occupies the 135.691 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cauliflower ear

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CAULIFLOWER EAR»

Discover the use of cauliflower ear in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cauliflower ear and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Fundamentals of Sports Injury Management
Repeated friction and trauma to the ear can lead to a permanent deformity, called hematoma auris or cauliflower ear. Ear protection should therefore be worn regularly in these sports. Proper fit is achieved when the chin strap is snug and the ...
Marcia K. Anderson, 2003
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100 Questions & Answers about Your Sports Injury
How should 1 treat cauliflower ear? Cauliflower ear is a term used for injuries to the ear from wrestling, rugby, and boxing, although any activity with repetitive blows or friction on the ear may cause similar problems. With repeated friction or  ...
Thomas M. Howard, Gary W. K. Ho, Edward Josiah Lewis, 2007
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Coaching Youth Wrestling
Ear injuries can lead to what is known as cauliflower ear. Cauliflower ear develops when the skin separates from the cartilage because of a blow or friction. The damage can lead to the formation of a hematoma, and left unattended, new ...
‎2007
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The Practical Guide to Athletic Training
Cauliflower ear (Figure 13.5) is the general name for a hematoma that develops in the cartilage of the ear. This injury occurs most often in sports that suggest protective headgear but do not require it for all practices and games. Cauliflower ear ...
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Ted Eaves, Ted Eaves, 2011
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Ted DiBiase
I have a cauliflower ear. In the wrestling business, just about everyone does. From headlocks to getting punched, the outer ear takes a major pounding. After a period of time, blood and fluid builds up in the ear. If it isn't drained, the outer ear  ...
Ted DiBiase, 2009
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Survey of Athletic Injuries for Exercise Science
To dry the external acoustic canal, utilize a gentle cool hair dryer on low speed held far enough away from the ear so he or she does not blow the air too forcefully into the ear. auricular hematoma (Cauliflower ear) Auricular hematoma,  ...
Linda Gazzillo Diaz, Professor and Athletic Training Education Director William Paterson University Wayne New Jersey Linda Gazzillo Diaz, 2013
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Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Cauliflower EarCauliflower ear” refers to a disfiguration of the cartilage of the ear generally following infection of a ... of the pinna.49 Prompt evacuation of a hematoma of the pinna and prevention of infection is key to avoiding cauliflower ear.
Steven G. Rothrock, John A. Brennan, 2007
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Food: A Dictionary of Literal and Nonliteral Terms
In wrestling, the cauliflower ear is uncommon among amateur wrestlers because like amateur boxers, they wear headgear; however, it is quite common among " professional" wrestlers who have never worn headgear and who find the ear to be ...
Robert Allen Palmatier, 2000
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Boxing: Medical Aspects
Fig. 144. Another photo of Tom SHARKEY, who fought CORBETT and FITZSIMMONS but was defeated by JEFFRIES for the heavyweight championship in 1899. Fig. 145. Another boxer with a massive 'cauliflower ear' was Johnny BASHAM.
Friedrich Unterharnscheidt, Julia Taylor Unterharnscheidt, 2003
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Racing Against the Clock
You might as well make it easy on yourself,” Cauliflower Ear wheedled. He was on the ropes and he knew it. “And,” Tyler said, reaching down to untie his shackled ankles while still trying to keep the gun trained on Cauliflower Ear, “you can ...
Lori Wilde, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CAULIFLOWER EAR»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cauliflower ear is used in the context of the following news items.
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The 10: July Packs a Serious Punch
... the StrongStyle Fight Team standout was sending an eruption of blood into the air after blowing up Leslie Smith's cauliflower ear at UFC 180 ... «UFC, Jul 15»
2
Fists and feet of fury
He said, “I've had a fractured nose, I've hurt my knees and shoulder, I have a cauliflower ear.” But injuries do not cause Egli even a quiver of ... «Pamplin Media Group, Jul 15»
3
Royal Ramblings Meets Diana Hart-Smith
The reason it's called Cauliflower Heart is because in wrestling, a 'cauliflower ear' gets hard and tough from taking a beating. Love and the ... «Huffington Post UK, Jul 15»
4
The Reebok era is all about cleaner, sportier look (and associations)
Men in skinny jeans and beards clapped at all the cauliflower ear sauntering down the runway like it was a regal Manhattan fashion show. «MMA Fighting, Jun 15»
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What Life Is Like With A Disfigured Face
It looked like a coil of dough, like a boxer's cauliflower ear. It wasn't much help. As a student at the University of Kentucky, James applied to be ... «Huffington Post, Jun 15»
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Facial Discrimination - Why Disfigurement Can Be So Unsettling
It looked like a coil of dough, like a boxer's cauliflower ear. It wasn't much help. As a student at the University of Kentucky, James applied to be ... «Science 2.0, Jun 15»
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State of the Franchise? Carolina is Ready to Break Out
All things considered, the 2015 Panthers are poised for a bigger breakout than your average MMA fighter's cauliflower ear. Everything is ... «Cat Scratch Reader, Jun 15»
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Facial discrimination: Living with a disfigured face
It looked like a coil of dough, like a boxer's cauliflower ear. It wasn't much help. As a student at the University of Kentucky, James applied to be ... «CNN, Jun 15»
9
Bellator 138: Toe to Toe Preview - A complete breakdown of Kimbo …
Maybe someone's cauliflower ear gets can openered, and Jim Rome can go another vivid tirade comparing bloody ears to busted zits. «Bloody Elbow, Jun 15»
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'Masters Of Sex,' 'Downton Abbey' Fuel Surge In Historical Dramas
When we get (actors) who come in with a scar or a cauliflower ear, even if the guy can't act, we keep his picture on file because he has such a ... «Deadline, Jun 15»

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