from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An ornament inserted into a perforation in the lip.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a form of body piercing in which an object is attached to the lip
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A piece of wood, shell, stone, or other substance, worn in a perforation of the lip or cheek by many savages.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A piece of stone, bone, shell, or other material, inserted into the lip or into the cheek near the mouth, which is pierced for the purpose: an ornament or conventional symbol used by many savage races.
Latin labrum, lip; see leb- in Indo-European roots + -et.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)