lentil

noun len·til \ ˈlen-tᵊl \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of lentil

Middle English, from Anglo-French lentille, from Latin lenticula, diminutive of lent-, lens


LENTIL Defined for English Language Learners

lentil

noun

Definition of lentil for English Language Learners

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


LENTIL Defined for Kids

lentil

noun len·til \ ˈlen-tᵊl \

Definition of lentil for Students

: the flattened round edible seed of a plant originally of southwestern Asia


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