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.
- IPA(key): /ˈlɛntəl/
- Rhymes: -ɛntəl
- Hyphenation: len‧til
lentil (plural lentils)
- Any of several plants of the genus Lens, especially Lens culinaris, from southwest Asia, that have edible