[ley-bret] /ˈleɪ brɛt/

an ornament worn in a pierced hole in the lip.
a piece of bone, shell, etc; inserted into the lip as an ornament by certain peoples

ornament inserted into a lip, 1843 (first reference is to Eskimo men), from Latin labrum “lip” (see labrum) + -et, as in anklet, bracelet, etc.


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