- (obsolete) A lamp.
- Alternative form of lucerne (the plant alfalfa)
Uncertain; possibly from Lucerne in Switzerland.
Variant of lucerne
Chiefly Brit. alfalfa
Origin of lucerneFrench luzerne ; from ProvenÃ§al luzerno, literally , glowworm ; from ProvenÃ§al luzerna, lamp, ultimately ; from Classical Latin lucerna, lamp ; from lucere (see light): so named because of the shiny seeds