dewlap

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Dew, of unknown meaning and origin, + Old English læppa (a loose hanging piece)

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Pronunciation[edit]

(US) IPA(key): /ˈdu.læp/, /ˈdju.læp/
(Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdjuː.læp/

Noun[edit]

dewlap (plural dewlaps)

  1. The pendulous skin under the neck of an ox, which laps or licks the dew in grazing, or a similar feature on any other animal.
  2. The sagging flesh on the human throat of an old person.

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Coordinate terms[edit]

  • dewclaw - same first root element, "dew"

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