dewlap


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dew·lap

 (do͞o′lăp′, dyo͞o′-)
n.
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.]

dewlap

(ˈdjuːˌlæp)
n
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]
ˈdewˌlapped adj

dew•lap

(ˈduˌlæp, ˈdyu-)

n.
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.
[1350–1400]
dew′lapped`, adj.

dew·lap

(do͞o′lăp′)
A loose fold of skin hanging from the neck of certain animals, such as some dogs or cattle.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
cervix, neck - the part of an organism (human or animal) that connects the head to the rest of the body; "he admired her long graceful neck"; "the horse won by a neck"
Translations

dewlap

[ˈdjuːlæp] Npapada f
References in classic literature ?
The Demoiselle Irene Dewlap, of South Astolat, is visiting her uncle, the popular host of the Cattlemen's Board- ing House, Liver Lane, this city.
Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame.
We saw his grizzled mustache, the bald spot on his head, the puff-sacks under his eyes, the sagging cheeks, the heavy dewlap, the general tiredness and staleness and fatness, all the collapse and ruin of a man who had once been strong but who had lived too easily and too well.
dewlap: The loose skin under the throat and neck of a female rabbit.
Toulouse (too-loos) A large goose descended from the French greylag, the Toulouse goose has a characteristic flat bill and a dewlap extending from the bottom jaw to the neck.
When a leaf mine was found, the position of the leaf harboring the lesion was noted relative to the leaf associated with the top visible dewlap (TVD = 0).
His red, white, and blue head is coiled back above the crimson dewlap, wormlike snood dangling over the front of his beak.
The dewlap is pale, and auricles are seldom more than one cm long.
Stalk length (from the stalk base to the first visible dewlap or leaf collar) was measured from two randomly selected stalks per plant.