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laver

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noun la·ver \ˈlā-vər\

Definition of laver

  1. :  a large basin used for ceremonial ablutions in the ancient Jewish Tabernacle and Temple worship



Origin and Etymology of laver

Middle English lavour, from Anglo-French lavour, lavere, from Medieval Latin lavatorium


First Known Use: 1535


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laver

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noun la·ver \ˈlā-vər, ˈlä-\

Definition of laver

  1. :  any of several common red algae (genus Porphyra) with fronds used especially for stewing or pickling — compare nori



Origin and Etymology of laver

New Latin, from Latin, a water plant


First Known Use: 1611


Laver

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biographical name La·ver \ˈlā-vər\

Definition of Laver

  1. Rod(ney George) 1938–     Austral. tennis player




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