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EtymologyEdit

Dew, of unknown meaning and origin, + Old English læppa (a loose hanging piece)

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dewlap (plural dewlaps)

  1. The pendulous skin under the neck of an ox, or a similar feature on any other animal.
  2. The sagging flesh on the human throat of an old person.

Coordinate termsEdit

  • dewclaw - same first root element, "dew"

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