lappet definition

  • noun:
    • A decorative flap or loose fold on a garment or headdress.
    • A flaplike framework, like the wattle of a bird or even the lobe associated with the ear.
    • a little ornamental fold or flap, particularly of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress.
    • a tiny decorative fold or flap, esp. of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress.
    • An obsolete as a type of lap.
    • In biology, a little lobe-shaped organ, including the lappets of specific nemertean larvæ, etc.
    • identical to tegula.
    • In paleontology, an ear-like crest created in a few nautiloid cephalopods, as Lituites and Ophidioceras, by an extension of horizontal margins associated with the aperture for the shell.
    • a fleshy wrinkled and sometimes extremely colorful fold of epidermis hanging through the throat or throat of particular birds (birds and turkeys) or lizards
    • medium sized hairy moths; larvae are lappet caterpillars
    • a little lap on a garment or headdress
  • verb:
    • To decorate with, or as though with, lappets.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To decorate with, or just like, a lappet.
  • others:
    • somewhat lap, flap, or pendant, particularly on a coat or a head-dress.
    • In ornithology, a wattle or other fleshy process holding from a bird's head.
    • One of particular bombycid moths, as Lasiocampa quercifolia: an English book-name. The small lappet is
    • to pay for with or as with a lappet.

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