Main definitions of lampas in English

: lampas1lampas2

lampas1

(also lampers)

Pronunciation /ˈlampəs/ /ˈlæmpəs/

See synonyms for lampas

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.

Main definitions of lampas in English

: lampas1lampas2

lampas2

Pronunciation /ˈlampəs/ /ˈlæmpəs/

See synonyms for lampas

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.

    ‘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.’
    • ‘Three matching French chairs of 1794-1799 in the downstairs bedroom needed their original silk lampas seats rewoven.’

Origin

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