Lentil meaning

lĕntəl
An Old World plant (Lens culinaris) of the pea family with small, edible seeds shaped like biconvex lenses.
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The seed of this plant.
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The seed of these plants, used as food.
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A leguminous plant (Lens culinaris) native to southwest Asia, having flat pods containing lens-shaped, edible seeds.
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Any of several plants of the genus Lens, especially Lens culinaris, from southwest Asia, that have edible, lens-shaped seeds within flattened pods.
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The round, flattened seed of this plant.
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Origin of lentil

  • Middle English from Old French lentille from Vulgar Latin lentīcula from Latin lenticula diminutive of lēns lent- lentil

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French lentille from Latin lenticula, diminutive of lÄ“ns, from a Proto-Indo-European root shared by German Linse and Ancient Greek λάθυρος (lathuros).

    From Wiktionary