Origin of linguaL: see language
Origin of linguaLatin tongue, language ; see d&nlowring;ghū- in Indo-European roots.
- (zoology) A tongue.
- (zoology) A median process of the labium, at the underside of the mouth in insects, and serving as a tongue.
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Latin lingua (“tongue").