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len·til

 (lĕn′təl)
n.
1. A leguminous plant (Lens culinaris) native to southwest Asia, having flat pods containing lens-shaped, edible seeds.
2. The round, flattened seed of this plant.

[Middle English, from Old French lentille, from Vulgar Latin *lentīcula, from Latin lenticula, diminutive of lēns, lent-, lentil.]

lentil

(ˈlɛntɪl)
n
1. (Plants) a small annual leguminous plant, Lens culinaris, of the Mediterranean region and W Asia, having edible brownish convex seeds
2. (Plants) any of the seeds of this plant, which are cooked and eaten as a vegetable, in soups, etc
[C13: from Old French lentille, from Latin lenticula, diminutive of lēns lentil]

len•til

(ˈlɛn tɪl, -tl)

n.
1. a plant, Lens culinaris, of the legume family, having flattened, biconvex seeds used as food.
2. the seed itself.
[1200–50; < Old French lentille < Vulgar Latin *lentīcula for Latin lenticula. See lenticel]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lentil - round flat seed of the lentil plant used for foodlentil - round flat seed of the lentil plant used for food
legume - the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils)
Lens culinaris, lentil plant, lentil - 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
2.lentil - the fruit or seed of a lentil plant
legume - the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case
Lens culinaris, lentil plant, lentil - 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.lentil - 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 fodderlentil - 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
lentil - round flat seed of the lentil plant used for food
legume, leguminous plant - an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae
lentil - the fruit or seed of a lentil plant
Translations
نبات العَدَس، حب العَدَس
čočka
linse
lencse
linsubaun
lēca
šošovica
leča
lins

lentil

[ˈlentl]
A. Nlenteja f
B. CPD lentil soup Nsopa f de lentejas

lentil

[ˈlɛntɪl] nlentille f

lentil

nLinse f; lentil soupLinsensuppe f

lentil

[ˈlɛntl] nlenticchia

lentil

(ˈlentil) noun
the small orange or green seed of a pod-bearing plant, used in soups etc.
References in classic literature ?
And, provided with a lentil, he lighted a fire of dead wood that crackled joyously.
When Sunday came, and it was time for the girl to start, a feeling of dread came over her which she could not explain, and that she might be able to find her path again, she filled her pockets with peas and lentils to sprinkle on the ground as she went along.
They found the ashes scattered by the wind, but the peas and lentils had sprouted, and grown sufficiently above the ground, to guide them in the moonlight along the path.
An olla of rather more beef than mutton, a salad on most nights, scraps on Saturdays, lentils on Fridays, and a pigeon or so extra on Sundays, made away with three-quarters of his income.
Notwithstanding these inconveniences we were pleased with the present tranquillity we enjoyed, and lived contentedly on lentils and a little corn that we had; and I, after we had sold all our goods, resolved to turn physician, and was soon able to support myself by my practice.
One vegetable--brought on in state, and all alone--usually insipid lentils, or string-beans, or indifferent asparagus.
A week in your cells, false brethren, a week of rye-bread and lentils, with double lauds and double matins, may help ye to remembrance of the laws under which ye live.
In both countries the salt-lakes occupy shallow depressions in the plains; in both the mud on the borders is black and fetid; beneath the crust of common salt, sulphate of soda or of magnesium occurs, imperfectly crystallized; and in both, the muddy sand is mixed with lentils of gypsum.
Night was falling fast over the fields of lentils and rice and cotton in the low-lying ground yearly flooded by the river; over the reeds that fringed the elbow of the bend, and the tangled jungle of the grazing-grounds behind the still reeds.
A minimal amount of research has considered benefits and barriers to pulse consumption [13], and no research has been conducted on barriers to lentil consumption specifically.
This paper is based on an extensive literature review and information obtained through personal interviews with key participants in the red lentil industry of Sri Lanka.
ABSTRACT: Lentil is a short stature, semi erect, rabi legume crop in Pakistan.