from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of the short hairs fringing the edge of the eyelid.
  • n. A row of the hairs fringing the eyelid.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the hairs which grow along the edge of eyelids.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The fringe of hair that edges the eyelid; -- usually in the pl.
  • n. A hair of the fringe on the edge of the eyelid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the small hairs or bristles which grow in a row, or in rows, on the edges of the eyelids; a cilium of the eyelid; a lash.
  • n. Either one of the two rows or lines of hairs which respectively fringe the upper and lower eyelid; the superior or inferior cilia; a series of eyelashes collectively. See cut under eye.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of the short curved hairs that grow from the edges of the eyelids


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