dewlap
noun Date: 14th century 1. loose skin hanging under the neck of an animal — see cow illustration 2. loose flesh on the human throat • dewlapped adjective

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  • Dewlap — Dew lap , n. [Dew + lap to lick.] 1. The pendulous skin under the neck of an ox, which laps or licks the dew in grazing. [1913 Webster] 2. The flesh upon the human throat, especially when with age. [Burlesque] [1913 Webster] On her withered… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dewlap — mid 14c., dewe lappe, from lappe loose piece (O.E. læppa), first element of unknown origin or meaning. Originally of cattle …   Etymology dictionary

  • dewlap — ► NOUN ▪ a fold of loose skin hanging from the neck or throat of an animal or bird, especially that present in many cattle …   English terms dictionary

  • dewlap — [do͞o′lap΄] n. [ME dewlappe: see DEW & LAP1] a loose fold of skin hanging from the throat of cattle and certain other animals, or a similar loose fold under the chin of a person dewlapped [do͞o′lapt΄, dyo͞o′lapt΄] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Dewlap — An anole in Costa Rica repeatedly protracting and retracting its dewlap. A Mastiff with a dewlap …   Wikipedia

  • dewlap — UK [ˈdjuːˌlæp] / US [ˈduˌlæp] noun [countable] Word forms dewlap : singular dewlap plural dewlaps a hanging piece of loose skin under the neck of an animal …   English dictionary

  • dewlap — dewlapped, adj. /dooh lap , dyooh /, n. 1. a pendulous fold of skin under the throat of a bovine animal. 2. any similar part in other animals, as the wattle of fowl or the inflatable loose skin under the throat of some lizards. [1350 1400; ME… …   Universalium

  • dewlap — noun /ˈdu.læp,ˈdju.læp,ˈdjuː.læp/ a) The pendulous skin under the neck of an ox, which laps or licks the dew in grazing, or a similar feature on any other animal. b) The sagging flesh on the human throat of an old person …   Wiktionary

  • dewlap — dew·lap d(y)ü .lap n loose skin hanging under the neck esp. of a bovine animal dew·lapped .lapt adj * * * dew·lap (dooґlap) a heavy fold of skin on the ventral aspect of the neck in animals …   Medical dictionary

  • dewlap — dew|lap [ du,læp ] noun count a hanging piece of loose skin under the neck of an animal …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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