[lap-it] /ˈlæp ɪt/
a small lap, flap, or loosely hanging part, especially of a garment or headdress.
a projecting, lobelike structure in certain invertebrate animals.
Ornithology. a wattle or other fleshy process on a bird’s head.
a small hanging flap or piece of lace, etc, such as one dangling from a headdress
(zoology) a lobelike hanging structure, such as the wattle on a bird’s head
“a small flap,” 1570s; earlier “lobe of a body part” (early 15c.), from Middle English lappe “lap” (see lap (n.)) + -et, diminutive suffix.
- Lappet moth
noun 1. a large purple-brown hairy eggar moth, Gastropacha quercifolia, whose grey furry caterpillars have lappets on each flank
noun 1. weaving into which an embroidered pattern produced by additional warp threads has been introduced with the aid of a lappet.
[lap] /læp/ verb (used with object), lapped, lapping. 1. to fold over or around something; wrap or wind around something: to lap a bandage around one’s finger. 2. to enwrap in something; wrap up; clothe. 3. to envelop or enfold: lapped in luxury. 4. to lay (something) partly over something underneath; lay (things) together, one […]
[lap-ish] /ˈlæp ɪʃ/ noun 1. (def 2). adjective 2. Also, Lappic. of, relating to, or characteristic of or the . /ˈlæpɪʃ/ adjective 1. of or relating to the Lapps, a nomadic people living chiefly in N Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula of Russia, or their language noun 2. the language of this people, belonging to […]