Lentil

Len"til

(ln"tl), n. [F. lentille, fr. L. lenticula, dim. of lens, lentis, lentil. Cf. Lens.] (Bot.) A leguminous plant of the genus Ervum (Ervum Lens), of small size, common in the fields in Europe. Also, its seed, which is used for food on the continent.
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The lentil of the Scriptures probably included several other vetchlike plants.
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Lentil shell (Zol.), a small bivalve shell of the genus Ervillia, family Tellinid.
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