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-Having heavy eyebrows.

From mid 19th century: from late Latin "palpebralis", from Latin "palpebra" - ‘eyelid.’

Used in a sentence:

"I heard that she really has a thing for palpebrous men!"

Someone who has "heavy eyebrows" is palpebrous. Such a person may be rather winsome - Brooke Shields as an example. Or it may render someone somewhat less than soigné, such as in the case of Groucho Marx. I've even known a few chaps that look like horned owls if their wives don't intervene!

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