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labium

1. a lip or liplike structure
2. any one of the four lip-shaped folds of the female vulva
3. the fused pair of appendages forming the lower lip of insects
4. the lower lip of the corolla of labiate flowers

labium

[′lā·bē·əm]
(biology)
A liplike structure.
The lower lip, as of a labiate corolla or of an insect.
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At the middle of the 16th century fairies were brought into literary prominence, as the equivalents of Latin nymphae and hamadryades in the English translations of Ovid and Virgil (Latham 15), although they had already been glossed as translations of Latin mythological creatures before that time, continuing the aelfen-glosses commented on above.
Jupiter, Terra Mater and Mercurius received two altars each, while among those honored by a single altar one can mention Silvanus, Neptunus and Nymphae, Janus Geminus etc.
However, what ultimately occurs is that the celestial constellations, in Agamben's words, become "il testo originale in cui l'immaginazione legge cio che non e mai stato scritto" ("Nymphae" 67).
(59) Separating the labia, they could explore the Clitoris, the Nymphae, the Vestibulum, the Meatus urinarius, and the orifice of the vagina.
Water lilies are the true aristocrats of the pool, so for the deepest part, try varieties like the scented white Nymphae odorata `Alba', the pink N.
But the white water lily (Nymphae alba) is capable of colonising lakes and lochs, so beware - it spreads.
Gombrich's dismissal of Warburg's curiosity about nymphae as an innocent, if somewhat risque, erotic distraction is here presented as a full-blown "erotic projection" that had "obstinately taken precedence over professional, art-historical concerns." While Forster does offer a trove of solid fact, enough is sufficiently distorted that one is led to question seriously the value of the whole.
Emergents such as Typha latifolia, Nymphae tetragonea, and Myriophyllum exalbescens are found within RLA's littoral zone.
Gilman has examined the nineteenth-century fascination with such physical features of Hottentot women, describing in particular the "hypertrophy of the labia and nymphae caused by manipulation of the genitalia and considered beautiful by the Hottentots and Bushman" (Difference and Pathology: Stereotypes of Sexuality, Race, and Madness [Cornell U.
(January-August 1995) Aj Al Cs Cc Cp Aj -- 0.725 0.071 0.024 0.085 Al 0.295 0.028 0.321 Cs 0.595 0.863 Cc 0.689 Cp Dspp Gc Vh Vn Dspp Gc Vh Vn Aj 0.353 0.116 0.748 0.816 Al 0.489 0.374 0.714 0.721 Cs 0.076 0.452 0.000 0.196 Cc 0.428 0.101 0.000 0.116 Cp 0.577 0.488 0.000 0.136 Dspp 0.407 0.514 0.635 Gc 0.019 0.069 Vh 0.933 Vn Key for abbreviations: Aj = Artibeus jamaicensis, Al = Artibeus lituratus, Cb = Carollia sowelli, Cc = Carollia castanea, Cp = Carollia perspicillata, Dspp = Dermanura spp., Gc = Glossophaga commissarisi, Vn = Vampyressa nymphae, Vh = Vampyrops helleri.