Main definitions of lampas in English

: lampas1lampas2

lampas1

(also lampers)

noun

  • A condition of horses, in which there is swelling of the fleshy lining of the roof of the mouth behind the front teeth.

    • ‘In the past, lampas was blamed for a whole variety of problems, from fussy feeding to bit evasion.’

Origin

Early 16th century: from French, probably via French dialect from the Germanic base of the verb lap.

Pronunciation:

lampas

/ˈlampəs/

Main definitions of lampas in English

: lampas1lampas2

lampas2

noun

  • A patterned drapery and upholstery fabric similar to brocade, made of silk, cotton, or rayon, originally imitating textiles from India and later imported from China, Iran, and France.

    • ‘Three matching French chairs of 1794-1799 in the downstairs bedroom needed their original silk lampas seats rewoven.’
    • ‘The French firm of Tassinari et Chatel used this fabric as a guide when reweaving the silk lampas and decorative borders in the original colors of blue, taupe, and cream.’
    • ‘They display brocades, compound weaves, lampas, plain weaves, samite, tapestry and twill to provide a snapshot of the expansive weaving styles of Central Asia.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from French lampas, lampasse, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation:

lampas

/ˈlampəs/