eyelash

[ ahy-lash ]
/ ˈaɪˌlæʃ /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. eyeglass,
  2. eyeglasses,
  3. eyeground,
  4. eyehole,
  5. eyehook,
  6. eyelash sign,
  7. eyeless,
  8. eyelet,
  9. eyeleteer,
  10. eyelevel

Origin of eyelash

First recorded in 1745–55; eye + lash1

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British Dictionary definitions for eyelash

eyelash

/ (ˈaɪˌlæʃ) /

noun

any one of the short curved hairs that grow from the edge of the eyelids
a row or fringe of these hairs
Related formsRelated adjective: ciliary

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Word Origin and History for eyelash

eyelash

n.

1752, from eye (n.) + lash (n.). Related: Eyelashes.

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Medicine definitions for eyelash

eyelash

[ īlăsh′ ]

n.

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

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