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LENTIL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lentil mean? 

LENTIL (noun)
  The noun LENTIL has 3 senses:

1. round flat seed of the lentil plant used for food
2. the fruit or seed of a lentil plant
3. widely cultivated Eurasian annual herb grown for its edible flattened seeds that are cooked like peas and also ground into meal and for its leafy stalks that are used as fodder

  Familiarity information: LENTIL used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LENTIL (noun)


Sense 1lentil [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Round flat seed of the lentil plant used for food

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("lentil" is a kind of...):

legume (the seedpod of a leguminous plant (such as peas or beans or lentils))

Holonyms ("lentil" is a part of...):

Lens culinaris; lentil; lentil plant (widely cultivated Eurasian annual herb grown for its edible flattened seeds that are cooked like peas and also ground into meal and for its leafy stalks that are used as fodder)


Sense 2lentil [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The fruit or seed of a lentil plant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("lentil" is a kind of...):

legume (the fruit or seed of any of various bean or pea plants consisting of a case that splits along both sides when ripe and having the seeds attach to one side of the case)

Holonyms ("lentil" is a part of...):

Lens culinaris; lentil; lentil plant (widely cultivated Eurasian annual herb grown for its edible flattened seeds that are cooked like peas and also ground into meal and for its leafy stalks that are used as fodder)


Sense 3lentil [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Widely cultivated Eurasian annual herb grown for its edible flattened seeds that are cooked like peas and also ground into meal and for its leafy stalks that are used as fodder

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Lens culinaris; lentil plant; lentil

Hypernyms ("lentil" is a kind of...):

legume; leguminous plant (an erect or climbing bean or pea plant of the family Leguminosae)

Meronyms (parts of "lentil"):

lentil (round flat seed of the lentil plant used for food)

lentil (the fruit or seed of a lentil plant)


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