Definition of Lappet

1. Noun. A fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards.

Exact synonyms: Wattle
Generic synonyms: Caruncle, Caruncula



2. Noun. A small lap on a garment or headdress.
Generic synonyms: Lap, Overlap

3. Noun. Medium-sized hairy moths; larvae are lappet caterpillars.
Exact synonyms: Lappet Moth
Generic synonyms: Lasiocampid, Lasiocampid Moth

Definition of Lappet

1. n. A small decorative fold or flap, esp. of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress.

2. v. t. To decorate with, or as with, a lappet.

Definition of Lappet

1. Noun. A small decorative fold or flap, especially of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lappet

1. a decorative flap on a garment [n -S] : LAPPETED [adj]

Medical Definition of Lappet

1. A small decorative fold or flap, especially, of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress. Lappet moth, one of several species of bombycid moths, which have stout, hairy caterpillars, flat beneath. Two common American species (Gastropacha Americana, and Tolype velleda) feed upon the apple tree. Origin: Dim. Of lap a fold. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Lappet

laplings
lapmark
lapmarks
laponite
laponites
lappa
lappaceous
lappas
lapped
lappel
lappels
lapper
lappered
lappering
lappers
lappet (current term)
lappet caterpillar
lappet moth
lappet moths
lappeted
lappets
lappie
lappies
lapping
lappings
lapps
lappy
laps
lapsable
lapsang

Literary usage of Lappet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces, in Prose and Verse, for the by William Scott (1829)
"t you lappet? '^ap. I should rather ask if it be you, Sir : why, you k so young and vigorous MV&. Do I ? Do I ? ^ap. Why, you grow younger and younger every ..."

2. A Cotton Fabrics Glossary by Frank P. Bennett, & Co (1914)
"selling and finishing, and another which contains dyed yarns and is woven with a trailing pattern, and not only is one lappet pattern employed, ..."

3. The Mechanism of Weaving by Thomas William Fox (1894)
"The foregoing lappet mechanism is not in such extensive use as the Scotch ... The essential features of a Scotch lappet loom are : That needle frames are ..."

4. Lessons in Elocution: Or, A Selection of Pieces in Prose and Verse for the by William Scott (1820)
"Is it you, lappet? Lap. I should rather ask if it be you, Sir,; why yoq look so young and vigorous Love. Do I? Do I? ' Lap. Why, you grow younger nnn ..."

5. Library of Natural History by Richard Lydekker (1901)
"The sides of the neck are naked, but long feathers spring from beneath the throat and from the sides of the neck, to form a loose lappet. ..."

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