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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. The outer ear. Also known as auricle.
2. A projecting body part such as a wing, feather, or fin.
3. A leaflet or primary division of a pinnate leaf, as found in ferns and some other plants.
From Latin pinna (wing, feather, fin). Earliest documented use: 1668.
“She put her hand on my hair and then the hand slipped down to my ear ... She caressed my pinna and stroked my shoulder.”
Abraham Verghese; Cutting for Stone; Random House; 2012.
See more usage examples of pinna in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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