dewlap

noun
dew·lap | \ ˈdü-ˌlap also ˈdyü- \

Definition of dewlap 

1 : a fold or flap of skin on the neck of some animals: such as

a : loose skin hanging under the neck of dogs and cattle of some breeds — see cow illustration

b : a usually brightly colored extensible flap of skin on the throat of a lizard (such as an anole)

2 : loose flesh on the human throat

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Other words from dewlap

dewlapped \-ˌlapt \ adjective

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Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Mueller Is Steadily Working His Way Up the Food Chain," 23 Feb. 2018 Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Mueller Is Steadily Working His Way Up the Food Chain," 23 Feb. 2018 Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Mueller Is Steadily Working His Way Up the Food Chain," 23 Feb. 2018 Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Mueller Is Steadily Working His Way Up the Food Chain," 23 Feb. 2018 Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Mueller Is Steadily Working His Way Up the Food Chain," 23 Feb. 2018 Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Mueller Is Steadily Working His Way Up the Food Chain," 23 Feb. 2018 Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Mueller Is Steadily Working His Way Up the Food Chain," 23 Feb. 2018 Fire burst from its open mouth, its eyes glowed with a smouldering glare, its muzzle and hackles and dewlap were outlined in flickering flame. Charles P. Pierce, Esquire, "Mueller Is Steadily Working His Way Up the Food Chain," 23 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of dewlap

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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dewlap

noun
dew·lap | \ ˈdü-ˌlap , ˈdyü- \

Kids Definition of dewlap

: loose skin hanging under the neck of some animals (as cows)

dewlap

noun
dew·lap | \ ˈd(y)ü-ˌlap \

Medical Definition of dewlap 

: loose skin hanging under the neck especially of a bovine animal

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