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Meaning of LENTEN

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[adj]  of or relating to or suitable for Lent; "lenten food"

LENTEN is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Lent"en\ (l[e^]nt"'n), n.
    Lent. [Obs.] --Piers Plowman.
  2. \Lent"en\, a. [From OE. lenten lent. See {Lent}, n. ]
    1. Of or pertaining to the fast called Lent; used in, or
       suitable to, Lent; as, the Lenten season.
             She quenched her fury at the flood, And with a
             Lenten salad cooled her blood.        --Dryden.
    2. Spare; meager; plain; somber; unostentatious; not abundant
       or showy. ``Lenten entertainment.'' `` Lenten answer.''
       --Shak. `` Lenten suit.'' --Beau. & Fl.
    {Lenten color}, black or violet. --F. G. Lee.
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