Eye-lash

eyelash

[ahy-lash]
noun
1.
one of the short, thick, curved hairs growing as a fringe on the edge of an eyelid.
2.
the fringe of hairs itself.

Origin:
1745–55; eye + lash1

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eyelash (ˈaɪˌlæʃ)
 
n
1.  any one of the short curved hairs that grow from the edge of the eyelids
2.  a row or fringe of these hairs
 
Related: ciliary

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eyelash
1752, from eye + lash (n.). Related: Eyelashes.
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eyelash eye·lash (ī'lāsh')
n.

  1. Any of the short hairs fringing the edge of the eyelid. Also called cilium.

  2. A row of the hairs fringing the eyelid.

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