lappet

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lappet \Lap"pet\, noun [Dim. of lap a fold.] A small decorative fold or flap, esp. of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress. --Swift.

{Lappet moth} (Zool.), 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 The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lappet \Lap"pet\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Lappeted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Lappeting}.] To decorate with, or as with, a lappet. [R.] --Landor.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

lappet

noun

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}, {lappet}]

2: a small lap on a garment or headdress

3: medium-sized hairy moths; larvae are lappet caterpillars [syn: {lappet}, {lappet moth}]

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