Dial. the lungs of animals, as sheep, hogs, or cattle, used as food
Origin of lightsMiddle English lihtes ; from liht, light: so called from being lighter in weight than the rest of the body: compare lung
The lungs, especially the lungs of an animal slaughtered for food.
Origin of lightsMiddle English lightes, from light, light in weight (from the lightness of the lungs compared to other organs); see light2.
- third-person singular simple present indicative form of light