Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A decorative flap or loose fold on a garment or headdress.
  • noun A flaplike structure, such as the wattle of a bird or the lobe of the ear.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of lap.
  • To cover with or as with a lappet.
  • A little lap, flap, or pendant, especially on a coat or a head-dress.
  • In ornithology, a wattle or other fleshy process hanging from a bird's head.
  • One of certain bombycid moths, as Lasiocampa quercifolia: an English book-name. The small lappet is
  • noun In biology, a small lobe-shaped organ, such as the lappets of certain nemertean larvæ, etc.
  • noun Same as tegula.
  • noun In paleontology, an ear-like crest formed in some nautiloid cephalopods, as Lituites and Ophidioceras, by an extension of the lateral margins of the aperture of the shell.

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

  • noun A small decorative fold or flap, esp. of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress.
  • noun (Zoöl.) 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.
  • transitive verb rare To decorate with, or as with, a lappet.

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

  • noun A small decorative fold or flap, especially of lace or muslin, in a garment or headdress.
  • verb transitive To decorate with, or as if with, lappets.

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

  • noun a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards
  • noun medium-sized hairy moths; larvae are lappet caterpillars
  • noun a small lap on a garment or headdress

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Examples

  • The mountains support a population of the lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus), significant in the Middle East since the species is threatened and declining in the region; it is listed as vulnerable on the 2000 IUCN Red List.

    Al Hajar Al Gharbi montane woodlands

  • The poisoning of predators has disastrous effects for other species, and has caused a large decline in lappet-faced vultures.

    Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands

  • The lappet-faced vulture (Torgos tracheliotus), is considered vulnerable by BirdLife International (2000) and is found throughout the ecoregion.

    Kalahari Acacia-Baikiaea woodlands

  • Any fabric with dots created by swivel weave or lappet weave or by flocking.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • Similar decorations are produced by lappet weaving, a method in which additional warp yarns are used to create small designs that are not the same on both sides of the cloth.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • Similar decorations are produced by lappet weaving, a method in which additional warp yarns are used to create small designs that are not the same on both sides of the cloth.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • Any fabric with dots created by swivel weave or lappet weave or by flocking.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • Similar decorations are produced by lappet weaving, a method in which additional warp yarns are used to create small designs that are not the same on both sides of the cloth.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • Similar decorations are produced by lappet weaving, a method in which additional warp yarns are used to create small designs that are not the same on both sides of the cloth.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • Any fabric with dots created by swivel weave or lappet weave or by flocking.

    HOME COMFORTS

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  • "What are the imported half-ripe fruits of the torrid South to this fruit matured by the cold of the frigid North? These are those crabbed apples with which I cheated my companion, and kept a smooth face that I might tempt him to eat. Now we both greedily fill our pockets with them,--bending to drink the cup and save our lappets from the overflowing juice,--and grow more social with their wine. Was there one that hung so high and sheltered by the tangled branches that our sticks could not dislodge it?"

    - 'Wild Apples', Henry David Thoreau.

    December 14, 2007

  • "My favourite Renaissance sex object is fully, even heavily dressed. He is not visible at all below the waist, so that the state of his sexual readiness is a mystery to the beholder. He wears a voluminous jacket with lappets of some luxurious fur, like lynx."

    - 'What turns women on', Germaine Greer in Esquire, 1973.

    April 14, 2008