[luh-bel-uh m] /ləˈbɛl əm/
noun, plural labella
[luh-bel-uh] /ləˈbɛl ə/ (Show IPA). Botany.
the petal of an orchid that differs more or less markedly from the other petals, often forming the most conspicuous part; the lip.
noun (pl) -la (-lə)
the part of the corolla of certain plants, esp orchids, that forms a distinct, often lobed, lip
a lobe at the tip of the proboscis of a fly
- Label switched path
networking (LSP) The specific path through a network that a datagram follows, based on its MPLS labels. (1999-06-14)
- Label switching
networking A routing technique that uses information from existing IP routing protocols to identify IP datagrams with labels and forwards them to a modified switch or router, which then uses the labels to switch the datagrams through the network. Label switching combines the best attributes of data link layer (layer two) switching (as in ATM […]
- Label switching router
networking (LSR) A device that typically resides somewhere in the middle of a network and is capable of forwarding datagrams by label switching. In many cases, especially early versions of MPLS networks, a LSR will typically be a modified ATM switch that forwards datagrams based upon a label in the VPI/VCI field. (1999-06-14)
noun one who loves or collects beer bottle labels or beer bottles; also called labeorphilist