, a. [From OE. lenten lent. See Lent, n. ] 1. Of or pertaining to the fast called Lent; used in, or suitable to, Lent; as, the Lenten season.
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She quenched her fury at the flood,
And with a Lenten salad cooled her blood.
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2. Spare; meager; plain; somber; unostentatious; not abundant or showy. "Lenten entertainment." " Lenten answer." Shak. " Lenten suit." Beau. & Fl.
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Lenten color, black or violet. F. G. Lee.
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