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[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.


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