browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z

lappetmore about lappet

lappet


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lappet  \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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lappet  \Lap"pet\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lappeted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Lappeting}.] 
  To  decorate  with  or  as  with  a  lappet.  [R.]  --Landor. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lappet 
  n  1:  a  fleshy  wrinkled  and  often  brightly  colored  fold  of  skin 
  hanging  from  the  neck  or  throat  of  certain  birds 
  (chickens  and  turkeys)  or  lizards  [syn:  {wattle}] 
  2:  a  small  lap  on  a  garment  or  headdress 
  3:  medium-sized  hairy  moths;  larvae  are  lappet  caterpillars 
  [syn:  {lappet  moth}] 




more about lappet