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1. A fold of loose skin hanging from the neck of certain animals.
2. A pendulous part similar to this, such as the wattle of a bird.
3. A fold of loose skin hanging from the neck of a person.
[Middle English dewlappe : dew, of unknown meaning (akin to Danish and Norwegian dog- in Danish doglæb and Norwegian doglæp, dewlap) + lappe, fold; see lap2.]
1. (Anatomy) a loose fold of skin hanging from beneath the throat in cattle, dogs, etc
2. (Anatomy) loose skin on an elderly person's throat
[C14 dewlappe, from dew (probably changed by folk etymology from an earlier form of different meaning) + lap1 (from Old English læppa hanging flap), perhaps of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish doglæp]
1. a pendulous fold of skin under the throat of a bovine animal.
2. any similar part in other animals, as the wattle of fowl or the inflatable loose skin under the throat of some lizards.
A loose fold of skin hanging from the neck of certain animals, such as some dogs or cattle.
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|Noun||1.||dewlap - a hanging fold of loose skin on an elderly person's neck|
cutis, skin, tegument - a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch; "your skin is the largest organ of your body"