Lappet

Noun

  • (zoology) A wattle or flap-like structure on the face.

    "Tompot blennies are distinguished by a pair of lappets above the eyes and dark stripes along the body."

  • "Some vultures have lappets of bare flesh on the sides of the head."

  • 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.

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