Definition of Labret

1. n. A piece of wood, shell, stone, or other substance, worn in a perforation of the lip or cheek by many savages.



Definition of Labret

1. Noun. a form of body piercing in which an object is attached to the lip ¹

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Definition of Labret

1. an ornament worn in a perforation of the lip [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Labret

labourously
labours
labours of love
laboursaving
labourshed
laboursheds
laboursome
labra
labrador
labradorite
labradorites
labradors
labral
labrale inferius
labrale superius
labret (current term)
labretifery
labrets
labrid
labrids
labrish
labrocyte
labroid
labroids
labrose
labrum
labrum acetabulare
labrum articulare
labrum glenoidale
labrums

Literary usage of Labret

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1. Ethnological Results of the Point Barrow Expedition by John Murdoch (1892)
"There is one specimen of the plug labret in the collection. ... labret of on top of which is a small, translucent, sky-blue bead. ..."

2. Tsimshian Texts by Franz Boas (1902)
"Rotten-leathers, who had now the name labret, heard that a supernatural being named Sleep had a beautiful wife. He desired to abduct her, ..."

3. The Gospel in All Lands by Missionary Society, Methodist Episcopal Church (1891)
"The labret is three fourths of an inch in diameter, one inch in diameter at the rim ... The rim is kept inside of the mouth and holds the labret in place. ..."

4. Russian Expansion on the Pacific, 1641-1850: An Account of the Earliest and by Frank Alfred Golder (1914)
"So far as known, the Chukchi do not now wear the labret and have not ... On the other hand, if the Chukchi never wore the labret, and the people ..."

5. Russian Expansion on the Pacific, 1641-1850: An Account of the Earliest and by Frank Alfred Golder (1914)
"So far as known, the Chukchi do not now wear the labret and have not worn it in ... On the other hand, if the Chukchi never wore the labret, and the people ..."

6. The Friendly Arctic: The Story of Five Years in Polar Regions by Vilhjalmur Stefansson (1921)
"It would be of ethnological interest to know why the labret fashion did not extend east beyond Cape Bathurst. Following the tendency to seize upon ..."

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