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lentil

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lentil

noun len·til \ˈlen-təl\

: a type of flat, round seed that is related to the pea and is eaten as a vegetable

Full Definition of LENTIL

1
:  a widely cultivated Eurasian annual leguminous plant (Lens culinaris) with flattened edible seeds and leafy stalks used as fodder
2
:  the seed of the lentil

Origin of LENTIL

Middle English, from Anglo-French lentille, from Latin lenticula, diminutive of lent-, lens
First Known Use: 13th century

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