lappet(redirected from lappet moths)
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1. A decorative flap or loose fold on a garment or headdress.
2. A flaplike structure, such as the wattle of a bird or the lobe of the ear.
1. (Clothing & Fashion) a small hanging flap or piece of lace, etc, such as one dangling from a headdress
2. (Zoology) zoology a lobelike hanging structure, such as the wattle on a bird's head
[C16: from lap1 + -et]
1. a small lap, flap, or loosely hanging part, esp. of a garment or headdress. See illus. at miter.
2. a wattle or other fleshy process on a bird's head.
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|Noun||1.||lappet - a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards|
|2.||lappet - a small lap on a garment or headdress|
|3.||lappet - medium-sized hairy moths; larvae are lappet caterpillars|