[ ahy-lash ]
/ ˈaɪˌlæʃ /


one of the short, thick, curved hairs growing as a fringe on the edge of an eyelid.
the fringe of hairs itself.

Origin of eyelash

First recorded in 1745–55; eye + lash1
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British Dictionary definitions for eyelash

/ (ˈaɪˌlæʃ) /


any one of the short curved hairs that grow from the edge of the eyelids
a row or fringe of these hairs

Other words from eyelash

Related adjective: ciliary
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Medical definitions for eyelash

[ īlăsh′ ]


Any of the short hairs fringing the edge of the eyelid.cilium
A row of the hairs fringing the eyelid.
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