labret
noun Etymology: Latin labrum Date: 1857 an ornament worn in a perforation of the lip

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  • Labret — Lage Unterlippe Schmuck Labret Stecker, Ball Closure Ring, Circular Barbell Hinweis zum Schmuck Heilungsdauer …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • labret — ● labret nom masculin (latin labrum, lèvre) Cheville ou disque de matières variées (bois, corne, ivoire, pierre), que les femmes de différents peuples, notamment africains, portent dans la lèvre supérieure et/ou inférieure. ● labret (synonymes)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Labret — La bret, n. [L. labrum lip.] (Anthropology) A piece of wood, shell, stone, or other substance, worn in a perforation of the lip or cheek by many savages. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • labret — (n.) ornament inserted into a lip, 1843 (first reference is to Eskimo men), from L. labrum lip (see LABRUM (Cf. labrum)) + et, as in ANKLET (Cf. anklet), BRACELET (Cf. bracelet), etc …   Etymology dictionary

  • labret — [lā′bret] n. [dim. of L labrum, lip] an ornament of wood, bone, etc. worn, as by some South American Indians, in a hole pierced through the lip …   English World dictionary

  • Labret — Infobox Piercing name          = Labret image size    = 200px location      = Labrum (below bottom lip, above chin) nicknames     = Mao jewelry       = healing time  = A LABRET is one form of body piercing. Taken literally, it is any type of… …   Wikipedia

  • Labret — Femmes Mobali dites « à plateaux ». Le labret (du latin labium, lèvre), appelé aussi plateau labial ou disque labial, est une ornementation portée sur la lèvre inférieure ou supérieure. Il est formé d’une cheville ou d’un disque en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • labret — /lay bret/, n. an ornament worn in a pierced hole in the lip. [1855 60; < L labr(um) lip + ET] * * * …   Universalium

  • labret — noun a form of body piercing in which an object is attached to the lip …   Wiktionary

  • labret — n. decoration for the lip made of wood or stone or other material; lip ornament inserted into a pierced hole in the lip …   English contemporary dictionary

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