lappet

lappet

[lap-it]
noun
1.
a small lap, flap, or loosely hanging part, especially of a garment or headdress. See illus. under miter.
2.
a projecting, lobelike structure in certain invertebrate animals.
3.
Ornithology. a wattle or other fleshy process on a bird's head.
4.
Textiles.
a.
a rack or bar containing needles, situated at the front of the reed, and used in the production of figured patterns.
b.
an ornamented fabric produced by lappet weaving.

Origin:
1565–75; lap1 + -et

lappeted, adjective
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lappet (ˈlæpɪt)
 
n
1.  a small hanging flap or piece of lace, etc, such as one dangling from a headdress
2.  zoology a lobelike hanging structure, such as the wattle on a bird's head
 
[C16: from lap1 + -et]
 
'lappeted
 
adj

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lappet
"a small flap," 1573, from M.E. lappe "lap" (see lap (n.)) + -et, dim. suffix.
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lappet

any member of the insect genus Tolype of the Lasiocampidae family of moths (order Lepidoptera). The genus includes the eggars, named for their egg-shaped cocoons, and the tent caterpillars, which spin huge, tent-shaped communal webs in trees. Lappets in the larval stage have lateral lobes, or lappets, on each segment of their body

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