any of various small tongue-shaped parts, processes, or projections.

Nearby words

  1. langue d'oïl,
  2. langue de boeuf,
  3. langue de chat,
  4. languedoc,
  5. languedoc-roussillon,
  6. languette,
  7. languid,
  8. languish,
  9. languishing,
  10. languishment

Origin of languet

1375–1425; late Middle English < Middle French languete, diminutive of langue tongue; see -et Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for languet



rare anything resembling a tongue in shape or function

Word Origin for languet

C15: from Old French languette, diminutive of langue tongue

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Word Origin and History for languet



early 15c., literally "little tongue," from French languette, diminutive of langue "tongue," from Latin lingua (see lingual).

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