Origin of lenticelModern Latin lenticella, diminutive ; from Classical Latin lens (gen. lentis), lentil
Origin of lenticelNew Latin lenticella, diminutive of lēns, lent-, lens; see lens.
lenticels on the trunk of a paper birch
- One of the small, oval, rounded spots upon the stem or branch of a plant, from which the underlying tissues may protrude or roots may issue, either in the air, or more commonly when the stem or branch is covered with water or earth.
- A small, lens-shaped gland on the under side of some leaves.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Websterâ€™s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.