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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The angle formed by the meeting of the upper and lower eyelids at either side of the eye.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. either corner of the eye, where the eyelids meet

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The corner where the upper and under eyelids meet on each side of the eye.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The angle formed by the junction of the eyelids.
  • n. In entomology: One of the upper and lower or anterior and posterior extremities of the compound eyes of insects.
  • n. A corneous process of the clypeus, completely or partly dividing the compound eye. It is found in certain beetles, which thus appear to have four eyes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. either of the corners of the eye where the upper and lower eyelids meet

Etymologies

Late Latin, from Greek kanthos.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin canthus, from Ancient Greek κανθος (kanthos) (Wiktionary)

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