dew lap

dewlap

[doo-lap, dyoo-]
noun
1.
a pendulous fold of skin under the throat of a bovine animal.
2.
any similar part in other animals, as the wattle of fowl or the inflatable loose skin under the throat of some lizards.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English dew(e)lappe, apparently dewe dew + lappe lap1; compare Danish dog-læp, Dutch (dial.) dauw-zwengel; literal sense is unclear

dewlapped, adjective
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dewlap (ˈdjuːˌlæp)
 
n
1.  a loose fold of skin hanging from beneath the throat in cattle, dogs, etc
2.  loose skin on an elderly person's throat
 
[C14 dewlappe, from dew (probably changed by folk etymology from an earlier form of different meaning) + lap1 (from Old English læppa hanging flap), perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish doglæp]
 
'dewlapped
 
adj

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dewlap
c.1350 dewe lappe, from lappe "loose piece" (O.E. læppa), first element of unknown origin or meaning. Originally of cattle.
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