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Noun: lip  lip
  1. Either of two fleshy folds of tissue that surround the mouth and play a role in speaking
     
  2. (botany) either of the two parts of a bilabiate corolla or calyx
     
  3. An impudent or insolent rejoinder
    "don't give me any of your lip";
    - sass [N. Amer], sassing [N. Amer], backtalk [N. Amer], back talk [N. Amer], mouth, backchat [Brit]
     
  4. The top edge of a vessel or other container
    - brim, rim
     
  5. Either the outer margin or the inner margin of the aperture of a gastropod's shell

Derived forms: lipped, lips, lipping

Type of: articulator, border, comeback, counter, edge, external body part, margin, perimeter, plant part, plant structure, rejoinder, replication, retort, return, riposte

Part of: mouth, vessel

Encyclopedia: Lip