Definition of Lentil

1. Noun. Round flat seed of the lentil plant used for food.

Generic synonyms: Legume
Group relationships: Lens Culinaris, Lentil Plant



2. Noun. The fruit or seed of a lentil plant.
Generic synonyms: Legume
Group relationships: Lens Culinaris, Lentil Plant

3. 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.
Exact synonyms: Lens Culinaris, Lentil Plant
Generic synonyms: Legume, Leguminous Plant

Definition of Lentil

1. n. 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.

Definition of Lentil

1. Noun. Any of several plants of the genus ''Lens'', especially ''Lens culinaris'', from southwest Asia, that have edible, lens-shaped seeds within flattened pods. ¹

2. Noun. The seed of these plants, used as food. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lentil

1. a Eurasian annual plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Lentil

1. 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. The lentil of the Scriptures probably included several other vetchlike plants. Lentil shell, a small bivalve shell of the genus Ervillia, family Tellinidae. Origin: F. Lentille, fr. L. Lenticula, dim. Of lens, lentis, lentil. Cf. Lens. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lentil

lenticulostriate
lenticulostriate arteries
lenticulothalamic
lenticulus
lentiform
lentiform bone
lentiform nucleus
lentigines
lentiginose
lentiginosis
lentiginous
lentiglobus
lentigo
lentigo maligna
lentigos
lentil (current term)
lentil plant
lentil soup
lentils
lentinan
lentinans
lentisk
lentisks
lentissimo
lentitude
lentivector
lentiviral
lentivirally
lentivirus
lentivirus infections

Literary usage of Lentil

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1898)
"From the pea about ten per cent., from the lentil thirteen per cent., ... The lentil contains the least proportion of legumin, which seems to form about ..."

2. Infant Feeding and Its Influence on Life, Or, The Causes and Prevention of by Charles Henry Felix Routh (1879)
"1 cannot undertake to enumerate all these, but reference to a few may be useful, viz., lentil powder, baked flour, Nestle's milk food, Liebig's malt extract ..."

3. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"The cultivation of the lentil is very similar to that of the pea, requiring a dry, ... Like other legumes, the lentil contains a great amount of nutriment, ..."

4. The Microscopy of Vegetable Foods: With Special Reference to the Detection by Andrew Lincoln Winton, Josef Moeller, Kate Grace Barber Winton (1916)
"The Latin word "lens," meaning primarily lentil, was afterward applied by the philosophers to the biconvex magnifying glass because of its resemblance to ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"The native country of the lentil is not known, although it is supposed to be ... 34) was apparently made from the red Egyptian lentiL This lentil is ..."

6. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1888)
"Of, or belonging to, or resembling, a lens or lentil. Also (F. couteau lenticulaire), an instrument for removing the irregularities of bone from the edge of ..."

7. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"This lentil is cultivated in one or other variety in India, Persia, Syria, Egypt, ... The Egyptian lentil was introduced into Britain in 1820. ..."

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