Definition of Lens culinaris
1. Noun. 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.
Terms within: Lentil, Lentil
Generic synonyms: Legume, Leguminous Plant
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Literary usage of Lens culinaris
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1. Monks' Cookbook by Himalayan Academy, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami (1997)
"... are highly nutritious, light and easily digestible alternatives to rice and wheat. Dais LENTIL, lens culinaris Red lentils properly prepared are ..."
2. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"lens culinaris Medic. Lentil Herbaceous annual A rare escape from cultivation. Lens esculenta Moench GB Lespedeza—In addition to the taxa treated below, ..."
3. Eat Your Food! Gastronomical Glory from Garden to Gut: A Coastalfields ...by Aaron Brachfeld, Aaron Brachfeld and Mary Choate, Mary Choate by Aaron Brachfeld, Aaron Brachfeld and Mary Choate, Mary Choate (2007)
"... "domesticated" lentil (lens culinaris), and four "wild" species that are less widely cultivated: Lens ..."
4. Genes in the Field: On-Farm Conservation of Crop Diversity by Stephen B. Brush (2000)
"Quantitative evaluation of Ethiopian landraces of lentil (lens culinaris), Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution 443:293-301. Bekele, E. 1983a. ..."