Lingua meaning

lĭnggwə
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A tongue or tonguelike organ.
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(zoology) A tongue.
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(zoology) A median process of the labium, at the underside of the mouth in insects, and serving as a tongue.
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Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster'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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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A tongue or tonguelike organ.
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A tongue or an organ resembling a tongue, as the proboscis of a butterfly or moth.
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Origin of lingua

  • Latin tongue, language dn̥ghū- in Indo-European roots

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

  • Latin lingua (“tongue").

    From Wiktionary