lappet

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Noun[edit]

lappet (plural lappets)

  1. A small decorative fold or flap, especially of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress.
  2. (zoology) A wattle or flap-like structure on the face.
    Some vultures have lappets of bare flesh on the sides of the head.
    Tompot blennies are distinguished by a pair of lappets above the eyes and dark stripes along the body.

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Verb[edit]

lappet (third-person singular simple present lappets, present participle lappeting, simple past and past participle lappeted)

  1. (transitive) To decorate with, or as if with, lappets.
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