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Meaning of LENTIL

Pronunciation:  'lentil

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  round flat seed of the lentil plant
  2. [n]  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
  3. [n]  the fruit or seed of a lentil plant

LENTIL is a 6 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: Lens culinaris, lentil plant
 See Also: legume, legume, leguminous plant, Lens culinaris, lentil, lentil, lentil plant



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\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]}.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing lentils in your dream means that you surroundings are emotionally straining and unhealthful.