Definition of dewlap in English:

dewlap

Line breaks: dew¦lap
Pronunciation: /ˈdjuːlap
 
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noun

  • A fold of loose skin hanging from the neck or throat of an animal or bird, especially that present in many cattle.
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    • Exposed skin of the ceres, dewlaps, horns, bills or legs may be brightly colored red or blue.
    • In tree lizards, the male morphs are represented by differences in the coloration of the dewlap (throat fan) used in social communication.
    • Wattle, OT congenital cervical tragus, is a term coined by Clarke1 to describe an unusual skin appendage found on the neck analogous to growths on the dewlaps of birds (turkeys, roosters, etc).

Origin

Middle English: from dew and lap1, perhaps influenced by a Scandinavian word (compare with Danish doglæp).

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