an ornament worn in a pierced hole in the lip.

1855–60; < Latin labr(um) lip + -et Unabridged
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labret (ˈleɪbrɛt)
a piece of bone, shell, etc; inserted into the lip as an ornament by certain peoples
[C19: from Latin labrum lip]

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Word Origin & History

ornament inserted into a lip, 1857 (first reference is to Eskimo men), from L. labrum "lip" (see labrum) + -et, as in anklet, bracelet, etc.
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Cranial lesions and labret facets characterize some individuals.
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