Definition of Lentil plant
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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lentil Plant
Literary usage of Lentil plant
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1. A Knowledge of Living Things: With the Laws of Their Existence by Agrippa Nelson Bell (1860)
"The simplest instrument used for this purpose is a double convex glass shaped like the bean of a lentil plant, arid hence, the name of lens, ..."
2. Monthly Consular and Trade Reports by United States Bureau of Manufactures (1894)
"The lentil plant is slender and branching, with the leaves terminated by tendrils, and grows from 12 to 18 inches high. It bears small pea-like flowers, ..."