Languet meaning

lănggwĭt, lăng-gwĕt
(zoology) A tongue-like organ found on certain tunicates.
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One that functions or is shaped like a tongue.
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A thing or part resembling the tongue in shape or use.
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A tongue-shaped implement, specifically:
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(archaic) A narrow tongue of land.
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Origin of languet

  • Middle English from Old French languete diminutive of langue tongue from Latin lingua dn̥ghū- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old French languete (modern languette), diminutive of langue ‘tongue’, from Latin lingua.

    From Wiktionary