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Meaning of LAPPET

Pronunciation:  'lapit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  medium-sized hairy moths; larvae are lappet caterpillars
  2. [n]  a small lap on a garment or headdress
  3. [n]  a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards

LAPPET is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: lappet moth, wattle
 See Also: caruncle, caruncula, lap, lasiocampid, lasiocampid moth, overlap



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lap"pet\, n. [Dim. of lap a fold.]
    A small decorative fold or flap, esp, of lace or muslin, in a
    garment or headdress. --Swift.
    {Lappet moth} (Zo["o]l.), one of several species of bombycid
       moths, which have stout, hairy caterpillars, flat beneath.
       Two common American species ({Gastropacha Americana}, and
       {Tolype velleda}) feed upon the apple tree.
  2. \Lap"pet\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Lappeted}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Lappeting}.]
    To decorate with, or as with, a lappet. [R.] --Landor.
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