languet

noun
lan·​guet | \ ˈlaŋ-gwət How to pronounce languet (audio) , laŋ-ˈgwet How to pronounce languet (audio) \

Definition of languet

: something resembling the tongue in form or function

First Known Use of languet

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for languet

Middle English, from Middle French languete, diminutive of langue

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The first known use of languet was in the 14th century

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“Languet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/languet. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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