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Kýthira
I. geographical name see Kíthira II. geographical name see Kythera
Kyushu
geographical name island S Japan S of W end of Honshu area over 16,200 square miles (41,958 square kilometers), population 13,296,054
Kyyiv
I. geographical name see Kiev II. geographical name see Kyiv
Kyzyl
geographical name town S Russia in Asia capital of Tuva Republic population 88,000
L
abbreviation 1. Lagrangian 2. long 3. loss; losses
l
I. noun (plural l's or ls) Usage: often capitalized, often attributive Date: before 12th century 1. a. the 12th letter of the English alphabet b. a graphic ...
L'Amour
biographical name Louis Dearborn 1908-1988 American writer
L'Aquila
geographical name commune central Italy NE of Rome capital of Abruzzi population 66,863
L'Enfant
biographical name Pierre-Charles 1754-1825 American (French-born) architect & engineer
L'Estrange
biographical name Sir Roger 1616-1704 English journalist & translator
l'état, c'est moi
foreign term Etymology: French the state, it is I
l'étoile du nord
foreign term Etymology: French the star of the north — motto of Minnesota
L'Hopital's rule
or L'Hospital's rule noun Etymology: Guillaume de l'Hôpital died 1704 French mathematician Date: 1944 a theorem in calculus: if at a given point two functions have an ...
L'Hospital's rule
noun see L'Hopital's rule
l'union fait la force
foreign term Etymology: French union makes strength — motto of Belgium
L'viv
or L'vov or Polish Lwów or German Lemberg geographical name city W Ukraine population 802,000
L'vov
geographical name see L'viv
l-
prefix Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary, from lev- 1. levorotatory 2. having a similar configuration at a selected carbon atom to the configuration of ...
L-asparaginase
noun Date: 1962 an enzyme that breaks down the physiologically commoner form of asparagine, is obtained especially from bacteria, and is used especially to treat leukemia
L-dopa
noun Date: 1939 the levorotatory form of dopa that is obtained especially from broad beans or prepared synthetically, is converted to dopamine in the brain, and is used in ...
L-form
noun Etymology: Lister Institute, London, where it was first isolated Date: 1948 a variant bacterium formed especially under stressful conditions and usually lacking a cell ...
L-tryptophan
noun Date: 1949 the levorotatory form of tryptophan that is a precursor of serotonin and was used formerly as a dietary supplement especially to promote sleep and relieve ...
LA
abbreviation 1. law agent 2. legislative assistant 3. Los Angeles 4. Louisiana
La
I. abbreviation Louisiana II. symbol lanthanum
la
I. interjection Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect), from Old English lā Date: before 12th century chiefly dialect — used for emphasis or expressing surprise II. ...
la belle dame sans merci
foreign term Etymology: French the beautiful lady without mercy
La Bruyère
biographical name Jean de 1645-1696 French moralist
La Camargue
geographical name see Camargue
La Chaux-de-Fonds
geographical name commune W Switzerland in Neuchâtel canton in Jura Mountains WNW of Bern population 36,107
La Coruña
geographical name 1. province NW Spain in Galicia bordering on the Atlantic area 3041 square miles (7876 square kilometers), population 1,096,966 2. (or Corunna) commune & ...
La Crosse
geographical name city W Wisconsin population 51,818
La Cumbre
geographical name see Uspallata Pass
la dolce vita
noun Date: 1961 dolce vita
La Farge
I. biographical name John 1835-1910 American artist II. biographical name Oliver Hazard Perry 1901-1963 American writer & anthropologist
La Follette
biographical name Robert Marion 1855-1925 American politician
La Fontaine
biographical name Jean 1621-1695 French poet
La Goulette
geographical name — see Halq al-Wadi
La Grange
geographical name city W Georgia population 25,998
La Granja
geographical name — see San Ildefonso
La Guaira
geographical name city N Venezuela on the Caribbean; port for Caracas population 20,344
La Guardia
biographical name Fiorello Henry 1882-1947 American politician
La Habana
geographical name — see Havana
La Habra
geographical name city SW California SE of Los Angeles population 58,974
La Hogue
geographical name roadstead NW France in English Channel off E coast of Cotentin Peninsula
La Jolla
geographical name a NW section of San Diego, California
La Línea
geographical name commune SW Spain on Bay of Algeciras population 57,918
La Mancha
geographical name region S central Spain in S New Castile • Manchegan adjective or noun
La Manche
geographical name see English Channel
La Mauricie National Park
geographical name reservation SE Canada in S Quebec
La Mesa
geographical name city SW California NE of San Diego population 54,749
La Mirada
geographical name city SW California SE of Los Angeles population 46,783
La Motte-Fouqué
biographical name — see fouque
La Niña
noun (plural La Niñas) Etymology: Spanish, the (female) child Date: 1988 an irregularly recurring upwelling of unusually cold water to the ocean surface along the western ...
La Palma
geographical name island Spain in Canary Islands; chief town Santa Cruz de la Palma area 280 square miles (728 square kilometers)
La Parida
geographical name see Bolívar, Cerro
La Paz
geographical name 1. city, administrative capital of Bolivia E of Lake Titicaca at altitude of 12,001 feet (3658 meters), metropolitan area population 711,036 2. town W ...
La Pérouse
biographical name Comte de 1741-1788 Jean-François de Galoup French navigator & explorer
La Plata
geographical name city E Argentina SE of Buenos Aires population 542,567
La Plata Peak
geographical name mountain 14,336 feet (4370 meters) central Colorado in Sawatch Mountains
La Porte
geographical name city SE Texas on Galveston Bay population 31,880
La Puente
geographical name city SW California ESE of Los Angeles population 41,063
La Quinta
geographical name city S California population 23,694
la reine le veut
foreign term Etymology: French the queen wills it
La Rioja
geographical name province N Spain along the upper Ebro capital Logroño area 1944 square miles (5035 square kilometers), population 263,434
La Rochefoucauld
biographical name François 1613-1680 Duc de La Rochefoucauld French writer & moralist
La Rochelle
geographical name city & port W France population 72,936
La Salle
biographical name Sieur de 1643-1687 René-Robert Cavelier French explorer in America
La Serena
geographical name city N central Chile population 83,283
La Spezia
geographical name city & port NW Italy in Liguria population 104,511
La Tène
adjective Etymology: La Tène, shallows of the Lake of Neuchâtel, Switzerland Date: 1901 of or relating to the later period of the Iron Age in Europe assumed to date from ...
La Tour
I. biographical name Georges de 1593-1652 French painter II. biographical name Maurice-Quentin de 1704-1788 French painter
La Vallière
biographical name Duchesse de 1644-1710 Françoise-Louise de La Baume Le Blanc mistress of Louis XIV of France
La Vendée
geographical name — see vendee
La Vérendrye
biographical name Sieur de 1685-1749 Pierre Gaultier de Varennes Canadian explorer in America
La Verne
geographical name city SW California E of Los Angeles population 31,638
La'youn
geographical name — see aaiun (El)
la-de-da
adjective see la-di-da
la-di-da
also la-de-da or lah-de-dah or lah-dee-dah or lah-di-dah adjective Etymology: perhaps alteration of lardy-dardy foppish Date: 1889 affectedly refined in manners or tastes ; ...
la-la land
noun Etymology: perhaps from la-la nonsense syllables in the refrains of songs Date: 1983 a euphoric dreamlike mental state detached from the harsher realities of life
laager
noun Etymology: obsolete Afrikaans lager (now laer), from German Lager, from Old High German legar couch — more at lair Date: 1850 1. South African camp; especially an ...
laari
noun (plural laari) Etymology: probably from Divehi (Indo-Aryan language of the Maldive Islands), from Persian lārī piece of silver wire used as currency Date: 1983 — see ...
Laayoune
geographical name — see aaiun (El)
lab
noun Date: circa 1878 laboratory
Lab
I. noun Date: 1957 Labrador retriever II. abbreviation Labrador
lab coat
noun Date: 1960 a loose usually white coat with deep pockets that is worn in a laboratory or medical office
labanotation
noun Etymology: Rudolf Laban died 1958 Hungarian dance theorist + English notation Date: 1952 a method of recording bodily movement (as in dance) on a staff by means of ...
labarum
noun Etymology: Late Latin Date: 1606 an imperial standard of the later Roman emperors resembling the vexillum; especially the standard bearing the Chi-Rho adopted by ...
labdanum
also ladanum noun Etymology: Medieval Latin lapdanum Date: 14th century a soft dark fragrant bitter oleoresin derived from various rockroses (genus Cistus) and used in making ...
Labe
geographical name — see Elbe
label
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French labelle Date: 14th century 1. archaic band, fillet; specifically one attached to a document to hold an appended seal 2. ...
labelable
adjective see label II
labeler
noun see label II
labellum
noun (plural labella) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of labrum lip — more at lip Date: 1830 1. the median and usually most morphologically distinct member of ...
labia
plural of labium
labia majora
noun plural Etymology: New Latin, literally, larger lips Date: 1838 the outer fatty folds of the vulva bounding the vestibule
labia minora
noun plural Etymology: New Latin, literally, smaller lips Date: 1838 the inner highly vascular largely connective-tissue folds of the vulva bounding the vestibule
labial
I. adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin labialis, from Latin labium lip Date: 1594 1. uttered with the participation of one or both lips 2. of, relating to, or situated ...
labialization
noun see labialize
labialize
transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1867 to make labial ; round 1b(2) • labialization noun
labially
adverb see labial I
labiate
I. adjective Etymology: New Latin labiatus, from Latin labium Date: 1706 1. having the limb of a tubular corolla or calyx divided into two unequal parts projecting one over ...
labile
adjective Etymology: French, from Middle French, prone to err, from Late Latin labilis, from Latin labi to slip — more at sleep Date: 1603 1. readily or continually ...
lability
noun see labile
labio-
combining form Etymology: Latin labium labial and
labiodental
adjective Date: 1669 uttered with the participation of the lip and teeth • labiodental noun
labiovelar
adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1894 both labial and velar • labiovelar noun
labium
noun (plural labia) Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, lip — more at lip Date: 1634 1. any of the folds at the margin of the vulva — compare labia majora, labia minora ...
labor
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French labur, from Latin labor; perhaps akin to Latin labare to totter, labi to slip — more at sleep Date: 14th century 1. ...
labor camp
noun Date: 1900 1. a penal colony where forced labor is performed 2. a camp for migratory laborers
Labor Day
noun Date: 1886 a day set aside for special recognition of working people: as a. the first Monday in September observed in the United States and Canada as a legal holiday ...
labor force
noun Date: 1863 workforce
labor omnia vincit
foreign term Etymology: Latin labor conquers all things — motto of Oklahoma
labor union
noun Date: 1866 an organization of workers formed for the purpose of advancing its members' interests in respect to wages, benefits, and working conditions
labor-intensive
adjective Date: 1953 having high labor costs per unit of output; especially requiring greater expenditure on labor than in capital
laborare est orare
foreign term Etymology: Latin to work is to pray
laboratory
noun (plural -ries) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Medieval Latin laboratorium, from Latin laborare to labor, from labor Date: 1605 1. a. a place equipped for ...
labored
adjective Date: 1608 produced or performed with labor ; also lacking ease of expression
laborer
noun Date: 14th century one that labors; specifically a person who does unskilled physical work for wages
laborious
adjective Date: 14th century 1. devoted to labor ; industrious 2. involving or characterized by hard or toilsome effort ; labored • laboriously adverb • laboriousness ...
laboriously
adverb see laborious
laboriousness
noun see laborious
laborite
noun Date: 1889 1. a member of a group favoring the interests of labor 2. capitalized a. a member of a political party devoted chiefly to the interests of labor b. ...
laborsaving
adjective Date: circa 1779 adapted to replace or decrease human and especially manual labor
labour
chiefly British variant of labor
Labourite
noun see laborite 2b
Labrador
geographical name 1. peninsula E Canada between Hudson Bay & the Atlantic; divided between Quebec & Newfoundland & Labrador area 625,000 square miles (1,618,750 square ...
Labrador retriever
noun Etymology: Labrador, Newfoundland Date: 1910 any of a breed of medium-sized strongly built retrievers largely developed in England from stock originating in Newfoundland ...
Labrador Sea
geographical name arm of the Atlantic between Labrador & Greenland
Labrador tea
noun Date: 1767 a low-growing ericaceous evergreen shrub (Ledum groenlandicum) chiefly of northern North America with white or creamy bell-shaped flowers and leaves sometimes ...
Labradorean
adjective or noun see Labrador
Labradorian
adjective or noun see Labrador
labradorite
noun Etymology: Labrador Peninsula, Canada Date: 1814 an iridescent feldspar used especially in jewelry
labret
noun Etymology: Latin labrum Date: 1857 an ornament worn in a perforation of the lip
labrum
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, lip, edge — more at lip Date: 1826 1. an upper or anterior mouthpart of an arthropod consisting of a single median piece in front of ...
Labuan
geographical name island Malaysia off W coast of Sabah population 14,904
laburnum
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin Date: 1567 any of a small genus (Laburnum, especially L. anagyroides) of poisonous leguminous shrubs and trees of Eurasia with pendulous ...
labyrinth
noun Etymology: Middle English laborintus, from Latin labyrinthus, from Greek labyrinthos Date: 14th century 1. a. a place constructed of or full of intricate passageways ...
labyrinthian
adjective Date: 1588 labyrinthine
labyrinthine
adjective Date: 1632 1. of, relating to, or resembling a labyrinth ; intricate, involved 2. of, relating to, affecting, or originating in the internal ear
labyrinthodont
noun Etymology: New Latin Labyrinthodontia, from Greek labyrinthos + odont-, odous tooth — more at tooth Date: circa 1852 any of a superorder (Labyrinthodontia) of extinct ...
lac
noun Etymology: Persian lak & Hindi & Urdu lākh, from Sanskrit lākṣā Date: 1598 a resinous substance secreted by a scale insect (Laccifer lacca) and used chiefly in the ...
Lac Mai-Ndombe
geographical name — see mai-ndombe (Lac)
Lac Saint-Jean
geographical name see Saint-Jean, Lake
Lacan
biographical name Jacques-Marie-Émile 1901-1981 French psychoanalyst • Lacanian adjective
Lacanian
adjective see Lacan
Laccadive Islands
or Cannanore Islands geographical name islands India in Arabian Sea N of the Maldives
Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands
geographical name see Lakshadweep
laccolith
noun Etymology: Greek lakkos pond, reservoir + English -lith — more at lake Date: 1879 a mass of igneous rock that is intruded between sedimentary beds and produces a ...
laccolithic
adjective see laccolith
lace
I. verb (laced; lacing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French lacer, from Latin laqueare to ensnare, from laqueus Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to draw ...
lace-curtain
adjective Date: 1934 copying middle-class attributes ; aspiring to middle-class standing
laced
adjective see lace II
Lacedaemon
geographical name — see Sparta • Lacedaemonian adjective or noun
Lacedaemonian
adjective or noun see Lacedaemon
laceless
adjective see lace II
lacelike
adjective see lace II
lacer
noun see lace I
lacerate
I. transitive verb (-ated; -ating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin laceratus, past participle of lacerare to tear; akin to Greek lakis tear Date: 15th century 1. to ...
lacerated
adjective see lacerate II
laceration
noun Date: 1597 1. the act of lacerating 2. a torn and ragged wound
lacerative
adjective see lacerate I
lacewing
noun Date: 1854 any of various neuropterous insects (as genera Chrysopa and Hemerobius) having delicate lacelike wing venation, usually long antennae, and often brilliant ...
lacewing fly
noun see lacewing
lacework
noun Date: 1763 objects or patterns consisting of or resembling lace
lacey
variant of lacy
Lacey
geographical name city W Washington E of Olympia population 31,226
Lachaise
biographical name Gaston 1882-1935 American (French-born) sculptor
laches
noun (plural laches) Etymology: Middle English lachesse, from Anglo-French laschesce, from lasche lax, ultimately from Latin laxare to loosen — more at lease Date: 14th ...
Lachine
geographical name town Canada in S Quebec above the Lachine Rapids on St. Lawrence River SW of Montreal population 40,222
Lachish
geographical name city of ancient Palestine W of Hebron
Lachlan
geographical name river 800 miles (1287 kilometers) SE Australia in central New South Wales flowing W into the Murrumbidgee
lachrymal
or lacrimal adjective Etymology: Middle English lacrimale, from Middle French or Medieval Latin; Middle French lacrymal, from Medieval Latin lacrimalis, from Latin lacrima tear, ...
lachrymator
noun see lacrimator
lachrymose
adjective Etymology: Latin lacrimosus, from lacrima Date: circa 1727 1. given to tears or weeping ; tearful 2. tending to cause tears ; mournful • lachrymosely adverb ...
lachrymosely
adverb see lachrymose
lachrymosity
noun see lachrymose
lacing
noun Date: 14th century 1. the action of one that laces 2. something that laces ; lace 3. a contrasting marginal band of color (as on a feather) 4. a. a dash of ...
laciniate
adjective Etymology: Latin lacinia flap; akin to Latin lacerare Date: circa 1760 bordered with a fringe; especially cut into deep irregular usually pointed lobes • ...
laciniation
noun see laciniate
lack
I. Date: 13th century intransitive verb 1. to be deficient or missing 2. to be short or have need of something transitive verb to stand in need of ; suffer from ...
lackadaisical
adjective Etymology: irregular from lackaday + -ical Date: 1768 lacking life, spirit, or zest ; languid Synonyms: see languid • lackadaisically adverb
lackadaisically
adverb see lackadaisical
lackaday
interjection Etymology: by alteration & shortening from alack the day Date: 1695 archaic — used to express regret or deprecation
lackey
I. noun (plural lackeys) Etymology: Middle French laquais Date: 1523 1. a. footman 2, servant b. someone who does menial tasks or runs errands for another 2. a ...
lackluster
adjective Date: 1600 lacking in sheen, brilliance, or vitality ; dull, mediocre • lackluster noun
lacklustre
chiefly British variant of lackluster
Laconia
geographical name ancient country S Greece in SE Peloponnese bordering on the Aegean & the Mediterranean capital Sparta • Laconian adjective or noun
Laconia, Gulf of
geographical name inlet of the Mediterranean on S coast of Greece in Peloponnese between Capes Taínaron & Malea
Laconian
adjective or noun see Laconia
laconic
adjective Etymology: Latin laconicus Spartan, from Greek lakōnikos; from the Spartan reputation for terseness of speech Date: 1589 using or involving the use of a minimum ...
laconically
adverb see laconic
laconism
noun Date: 1570 1. brevity or terseness of expression or style 2. a laconic expression
lacquer
I. noun Etymology: Portuguese lacré sealing wax, from laca lac, from Arabic lakk, from Persian lak — more at lac Date: 1592 1. a. a spirit varnish (as shellac) b. ...
lacquerer
noun see lacquer II
lacquerware
noun Date: 1697 a decorative article usually made of wood and coated with lacquer; also such articles or ware collectively
lacquerwork
noun Date: 1854 lacquerware
lacrimae rerum
foreign term Etymology: Latin tears for things ; pity for misfortune; also tears in things ; tragedy of life
lacrimal
adjective see lachrymal
lacrimation
noun Date: 1572 the secretion of tears especially when abnormal or excessive
lacrimator
or lachrymator noun Etymology: Latin lacrimare to weep, from lacrima tear — more at lachrymal Date: 1918 a tear-producing substance (as tear gas)
lacrosse
noun Etymology: Canadian French la crosse, literally, the crosier Date: 1718 a goal game in which players use a long-handled stick that has a triangular head with a mesh ...
lact-
or lacti- or lacto- combining form Etymology: French & Latin; French, from Latin, from lact-, lac — more at galaxy 1. milk 2. a. lactic acid b. lactose
lactalbumin
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: circa 1857 an albumin that is obtained from whey and is similar to serum albumin
lactase
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1891 an enzyme that hydrolyzes beta-galactosides (as lactose) and occurs especially in the intestines of young ...
lactate
I. noun Date: circa 1794 a salt or ester of lactic acid II. intransitive verb (lactated; lactating) Etymology: Latin lactatus, past participle of lactare, from lact-, lac ...
lactate dehydrogenase
noun Date: 1966 any of a group of isoenzymes that catalyze reversibly the conversion of pyruvic acid to lactic acid — called also lactic dehydrogenase
lactation
noun see lactate II
lactational
adjective see lactate II
lacteal
I. adjective Etymology: Latin lacteus of milk, from lact-, lac Date: 1633 1. relating to, consisting of, producing, or resembling milk 2. a. conveying or containing a ...
lacti-
combining form see lact-
lactic
adjective Date: 1790 1. a. of or relating to milk b. obtained from sour milk or whey 2. involving the production of lactic acid
lactic acid
noun Date: 1790 a hygroscopic organic acid C3H6O3 present normally especially in muscle tissue as a product of anaerobic glycolysis, produced in carbohydrate matter usually by ...
lactic dehydrogenase
noun see lactate dehydrogenase
lactiferous
adjective Etymology: French or Late Latin; French lactifère, from Late Latin lactifer, from Latin lact-, lac + -fer Date: circa 1674 1. yielding a milky juice 2. ...
lacto-
combining form see lact-
lacto-ovo vegetarian
noun Date: 1952 a vegetarian whose diet includes dairy products, eggs, vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts — called also ovo-lacto vegetarian — compare lacto-vegetarian
lacto-vegetarian
noun Date: 1971 a vegetarian whose diet includes dairy products, vegetables, fruits, grains, and nuts — compare lacto-ovo vegetarian
lactobacillus
noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1924 any of a genus (Lactobacillus) of bacteria that produce lactic acid
lactogenic
adjective Date: 1933 inducing lactation
lactoglobulin
noun Date: 1885 a crystalline protein fraction that is obtained from the whey of milk
lactone
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1880 any of various cyclic esters formed from hydroxy acids • lactonic adjective
lactonic
adjective see lactone
lactose
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1857 a disaccharide sugar C12H22O11 that is present in milk and yields glucose and galactose upon hydrolysis and ...
lacuna
noun (plural lacunae; also lacunas) Etymology: Latin, pool, pit, gap — more at lagoon Date: 1652 1. a blank space or a missing part ; gap ; also deficiency 1 2. a ...
lacunar
adjective see lacuna
lacunate
adjective see lacuna
Lacus Asphaltites
geographical name see Dead Sea
lacustrine
adjective Etymology: French or Italian lacustre, from Latin lacus lake Date: 1830 of, relating to, formed in, living in, or growing in lakes
lacy
also lacey adjective (lacier; -est) Date: 1804 resembling or consisting of lace
lad
noun Etymology: Middle English ladde Date: 14th century 1. a male person of any age between early boyhood and maturity ; boy, youth 2. fellow, chap
Ladakh
geographical name district N India in E Kashmir on border of Tibet capital Leh area 45,762 square miles (118,981 square kilometers) • Ladakhi adjective or noun
Ladakhi
adjective or noun see Ladakh
ladanum
variant of labdanum
ladder
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hlǣder; akin to Old High German leitara ladder, Old English hlinian to lean — more at lean Date: ...
ladder truck
noun Date: 1889 hook and ladder truck
ladder-back
adjective Date: 1908 of furniture having a back consisting of two upright posts connected by horizontal slats
ladderlike
adjective see ladder
laddie
noun Date: 1546 a young lad
lade
verb (laded; laded or laden; lading) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hladan; akin to Old High German hladan to load, Old Church Slavic klasti to place Date: before ...
laden
I. transitive verb (ladened; ladening) Date: 1514 lade II. adjective Date: before 12th century carrying a load or burden
ladies
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1918 chiefly British ladies' room
ladies' man
also lady's man noun Date: 1784 a man who shows a marked fondness for the company of women or is especially attentive to women
ladies' room
noun Date: 1870 a room equipped with lavatories and toilets for the use of women
ladies' tresses
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1548 any of a widely distributed genus (Spiranthes) of terrestrial orchids with slender often twisted spikes of ...
Ladin
noun Etymology: Rhaeto-Romance, from Latin Latinum Latin Date: 1837 1. a. a Rhaeto-Romance dialect of Alto Adige in northern Italy b. the Rhaeto-Romance dialects of the ...
lading
noun Date: 1500 1. a. loading 1 b. an act of bailing, dipping, or ladling 2. cargo, freight
ladino
noun (plural -nos) Etymology: Spanish, literally, Latin, from Latin latinus Date: 1877 1. often capitalized [American Spanish] a westernized Spanish-speaking Latin American; ...
ladino clover
noun Etymology: perhaps irregular from Lodi, Italy + Italian -ino, adjective suffix Date: 1924 a large nutritious rapidly growing clover that is a variety of white clover ...
ladle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English ladel, from Old English hlædel, from hladan Date: before 12th century 1. a deep-bowled long-handled spoon used especially for dipping up ...
ladleful
noun see ladle I
Ladoga, Lake
geographical name lake W Russia in Europe near St. Petersburg area 6835 square miles (17,703 square kilometers); largest in Europe
Ladrone Islands
geographical name — see Mariana Islands
lady
noun (plural ladies) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hlǣfdige, from hlāf bread + -dige (akin to dǣge kneader of bread) — more at loaf, ...
lady apple
noun Date: 1850 a small red to yellow apple used especially as a garnish
lady beetle
noun see ladybug
lady chapel
noun Usage: often capitalized L&C Date: 15th century a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary
Lady Day
noun Date: 13th century annunciation 1
lady of the house
Date: 1601 the chief female in a household
Lady of the Lake
Date: 15th century Vivian
lady slipper
noun see lady's slipper
lady's man
noun see ladies' man
lady's mantle
noun Date: 1548 any of a genus (Alchemilla) of widely distributed perennial herbaceous plants of the rose family; especially one (A. mollis) cultivated as a garden plant for ...
lady's slipper
noun Date: 1597 any of several North American temperate-zone orchids (as of the genus Cypripedium) having flowers whose shape suggests a slipper — called also lady slipper
lady's thumb
noun Date: 1837 a widely distributed weedy annual herb (Polygonum persicaria) of the buckwheat family that has large lanceolate leaves often with a blackish blotch suggesting ...
lady's-smock
noun Date: 1588 cuckooflower 1

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