Lentil

Green lentils with a spoon on a wooden table top view

Lens culinaris

Lentil (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Middle English lentile, from Old French lentille from Latin lenticula, diminutive of lēns, from a Proto-Indo-European root shared by German Linse and Ancient Greek λάθυρος (láthuros). Doublet of lenticula.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛntəl/
  • Rhymes: -ɛntəl
  • Hyphenation: len‧til

Noun

lentil (plural lentils)

  1. Any of several plants of the genus Lens, especially Lens culinaris, from southwest Asia, that have edible
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