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lampas 1

Pronunciation: /ˈlampəs/
(also lampers /-pərz/)

noun

A condition of horses, in which there is swelling of the fleshy lining of the roof of the mouth behind the front teeth.
Example sentences
  • In the past, lampas was blamed for a whole variety of problems, from fussy feeding to bit evasion.

Origin

Early 16th century: from French, probably via French dialect from the Germanic base of the verb lap3.

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Syllabification: lam·pas

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There are 2 main definitions of lampas in English:

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lampas 2

Pronunciation: /ˈlampəs/

noun

A patterned drapery and upholstery fabric similar to brocade, made of silk, cotton, or rayon, originally imitating textiles from India and later imported from China, Iran, and France.
Example sentences
  • The French firm of Tassinari et Chatel used this fabric as a guide when reweaving the silk lampas and decorative borders in the original colors of blue, taupe, and cream.
  • They display brocades, compound weaves, lampas, plain weaves, samite, tapestry and twill to provide a snapshot of the expansive weaving styles of Central Asia.
  • Three matching French chairs of 1794-1799 in the downstairs bedroom needed their original silk lampas seats rewoven.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French lampas, lampasse, of unknown origin.

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Syllabification: lam·pas

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