- /koʊˈalə ɪəz/ (say koh'ahluh earz)
plural noun Colloquial
1. patches of pubic hair protruding from the leg openings of a swimming costume or underwear.
2. thick tufts of hair growing over the ears, especially those occurring when a hairstyle is growing out.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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