(noun, verb)


1. a fleshy wrinkled and often brightly colored fold of skin hanging from the neck or throat of certain birds (chickens and turkeys) or lizards

Similar word(s): wattle

Definition categories: body, caruncle, caruncula

2. a small lap on a garment or headdress

Definition categories: man–made, lap, overlap

3. medium-sized hairy moths; larvae are lappet caterpillars

Definition categories: animal, lasiocampid

Sentences with lappet as a noun:

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

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


1. (transitive) To decorate with, or as if with, lappets.