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labrose (LA-bros) adjective

Having thick or large lips.

[From Latin labrosus, from labrum (lip). Other words derived from the same Latin root are lip, labial, and labret (an ornament worn in a pierced lip).]

"Maybe yu wouldn't mind talling us, my labrose lad ..."
James Joyce; Finnegans Wake; 1939.

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