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labret

[ley-bret] /ˈleɪ brɛt/
noun
1.
an ornament worn in a pierced hole in the lip.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < Latin labr(um) lip + -et
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labret

/ˈleɪbrɛt/
noun
1.
a piece of bone, shell, etc; inserted into the lip as an ornament by certain peoples
Word Origin
C19: from Latin labrum lip
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Word Origin and History for labret
n.

ornament inserted into a lip, 1843 (first reference is to Eskimo men), from Latin labrum "lip" (see labrum) + -et, as in anklet, bracelet, etc.

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