One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Zoology. The tragus of a bat's ear, especially when in the form of an erect fleshy structure in front of the pinna.
Early 17th century (in an earlier sense). From ear + -let, partly after French oreillette pendant earring, chamber of the heart, attachment to a church bell, and partly after classical Latin auricula auricle.
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