noun: The small fleshy projection at the front of the external ear, slightly extending over the opening of the ear.

From Greek tragos (goat; hairy part of the ear), from the supposed resemblance of the tuft of hair at the opening of the ear to a goat's beard. The word is sometimes also applied to this hair growing in the ear. Earliest documented use: 1684.


TARAGUS - a spiky vegetable raised on Scarlett O'Hara's farm, considered a a great delicacy if shielded from the sun so it won't turn green as it grows.