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lap·pet

 (lăp′ĭt)
n.
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.

lappet

(ˈlæpɪt)
n
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]
ˈlappeted adj

lap•pet

(ˈlæp ɪt)

n.
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.
[1565–75; lap1 + -et]
lap′pet•ed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lappet - a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizardslappet - a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards
caruncle, caruncula - an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds
2.lappet - a small lap on a garment or headdress
overlap, lap - a flap that lies over another part; "the lap of the shingles should be at least ten inches"
3.lappet - medium-sized hairy mothslappet - medium-sized hairy moths; larvae are lappet caterpillars
lasiocampid, lasiocampid moth - medium-sized stout-bodied neutral-colored moths with comb-like antennae