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lentil


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lentil  \Len"til\  (l[e^]n"t[i^]l),  n.  [F.  lentille  fr  L. 
  lenticula,  dim.  of  lens,  lentis,  lentil.  Cf  {Lens}.]  (Bot.) 
  A  leguminous  plant  of  the  genus  {Ervum}  ({Ervum  Lens}),  of 
  small  size,  common  in  the  fields  in  Europe.  Also  its  seed, 
  which  is  used  for  food  on  the  continent. 
 
  Note:  The  lentil  of  the  Scriptures  probably  included  several 
  other  vetchlike  plants. 
 
  {Lentil  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  bivalve  shell  of  the  genus 
  {Ervillia},  family  {Tellinid[ae]}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lentil 
  n  1:  round  flat  seed  of  the  lentil  plant 
  2:  the  fruit  or  seed  of  a  lentil  plant 
  3:  widely  cultivated  Eurasian  annual  herb  grown  for  its  edible 
  flattened  seeds  that  are  cooked  like  peas  and  also  ground 
  into  meal  and  for  its  leafy  stalks  that  are  used  as  fodder 
  [syn:  {lentil  plant},  {Lens  culinaris}] 




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