Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of earwigs of the family Forficulidæ, having the body short and the antennæ with fewer than twelve joints. L. minor is the little earwig, a European species found in manure-heaps and hotbeds.
  • noun Plural of labium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural See labium.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The folds of tissue at the opening of the vulva.

Etymologies

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From Medieval Latin labialis, from Latin labium ("lip").

Examples

  • The outer, hair-covered genital lips are called the labia majora.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • The outer, hair-covered genital lips are called the labia majora.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • The outer, hair-covered genital lips are called the labia majora.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • The outer, hair-covered genital lips are called the labia majora.

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • The outer folds of skin, called the labia majora, are thick and covered with hair.

    Chapter 5

  • The vulva consists of folds of skin called labia, and a small organ called the clitoris.

    Chapter 5

  • Jesse is stunned; the hair really is red, not the shade of normal human hair and not rough like most dye jobs make it, but natural, soft, wavy human hair the color that red hair is in an old comic book, and the little tuft of it that doesn't quite hide her labia is a shade brighter.

    Mother Of Storms

  • It is possible that Sickert's gender wasn't clearly established until his testicles were discovered in the folds of the so-called labia and it was determined that he had no uterus.

    Portrait of a Killer

  • Between the hymen and the frenulum of the labia is the fossa navicularis, while in the groove between the hymen and the labium minus, on either side, the small opening of the greater vestibular (Bartholin’s) gland can be seen.

    XII. Surface Anatomy and Surface Markings. 10. Surface Markings of the Perineum

  • Between the hymen and the frenulum of the labia is a shallow depression, named the navicular fossa.

    XI. Splanchnology. 3d. 5. The External Organs

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  • Penny Arcade (11/28/03):

    "My parents are coming over tonight. I don't want you to say Labia."

    December 3, 2007