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Lawrence
I. biographical name David 1888-1973 American journalist II. biographical name D(avid) H(erbert) 1885-1930 English novelist • Lawrencian or Lawrentian or Laurentian ...
Lawrencian
adjective see Lawrence II
lawrencium
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Ernest O. Lawrence Date: 1961 a short-lived radioactive element produced artificially — see element table
Lawrentian
adjective see Lawrence II
lawsuit
noun Date: 1624 a suit in law ; a case before a court
Lawton
geographical name city SW Oklahoma population 92,757
lawyer
noun Date: 14th century one whose profession is to conduct lawsuits for clients or to advise as to legal rights and obligations in other matters • lawyerlike adjective • ...
lawyering
noun Date: 1676 the profession or work of a lawyer
lawyerlike
adjective see lawyer
lawyerly
adjective see lawyer
lax
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin laxus loose — more at slack Date: 14th century 1. a. of the bowels loose, open b. having loose bowels 2. ...
laxation
noun see lax I
laxative
I. adjective Etymology: Middle English laxatif, from Medieval Latin laxativus, from Latin laxatus, past participle of laxare to loosen, from laxus Date: 14th century having a ...
laxity
noun Date: 1528 the quality or state of being lax
laxly
adverb see lax I
Laxness
biographical name Halldór Kiljan 1902-1998 Icelandic writer
laxness
noun see lax I
lay
I. verb (laid; laying) Etymology: Middle English leyen, from Old English lecgan; akin to Old English licgan to lie — more at lie Date: before 12th century transitive verb ...
lay an egg
phrasal to fail or blunder especially embarrassingly
lay away
transitive verb Date: circa 1928 to put aside for future use or delivery
lay by
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. to lay aside ; discard 2. to store for future use ; save 3. to cultivate (as corn) for the last time
lay day
noun Date: 1845 1. one of the days allowed by the charter for loading or unloading a vessel 2. a day of delay in port
lay down
verb Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to give up ; surrender 2. a. establish, prescribe b. to assert or command dogmatically 3. a. store, ...
lay eyes on
phrasal see, behold
lay figure
noun Etymology: obsolete English layman lay figure, from Dutch leeman Date: 1795 1. a jointed model of the human body used by artists to show the disposition of drapery 2. ...
lay in
transitive verb Date: 1579 lay by, save
lay into
phrasal to attack especially verbally
lay off
verb Date: 1748 transitive verb 1. to mark or measure off 2. to cease to employ (a worker) often temporarily 3. of a bookie to place all or part of (an accepted bet) ...
lay on
verb Date: 1600 transitive verb 1. a. to apply by or as if by spreading on a surface b. provide, arrange c. hand out 2. chiefly British hire ...
lay on the table
phrasal 1. to remove (a parliamentary motion) from consideration indefinitely 2. British to put (as legislation) on the agenda
lay out
transitive verb Date: 15th century 1. display, exhibit 2. spend 3. a. to prepare (a corpse) for viewing b. to knock flat or unconscious 4. to plan in detail ...
lay over
verb Date: 1838 transitive verb postpone intransitive verb to make a stopover
lay reader
noun Date: 1751 1. a layperson authorized to conduct parts of the church services not requiring a priest or minister 2. layman 2
lay siege to
phrasal 1. to besiege militarily 2. to pursue diligently or persistently
lay to
verb Date: 1796 intransitive verb lie to transitive verb to bring (a ship) into the wind and hold stationary
lay up
transitive verb Date: 14th century 1. to store up ; lay by 2. to disable or confine with illness or injury 3. to take out of active service
lay-by
noun Date: 1939 1. British turnout 4b 2. the final operation (as a last cultivating) in the growing of a field crop
layabout
noun Date: 1932 a lazy shiftless person ; idler
Layamon
biographical name flourished 1200 English poet
Layard
biographical name Sir Austen Henry 1817-1894 English archaeologist & diplomat
layaway
noun Date: 1944 a purchasing agreement by which a retailer agrees to hold merchandise secured by a deposit until the price is paid in full by the customer
layer
I. noun Date: 13th century 1. one that lays (as a worker who lays brick or a hen that lays eggs) 2. a. one thickness, course, or fold laid or lying over or under ...
layerage
noun Date: 1902 the practice, art, or process of rooting plants by layering
layered
adjective see layer I
layette
noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, diminutive of laye box, from Middle Dutch lade; akin to Old English hladan to load — more at lade Date: 1839 a complete outfit ...
layin
noun Date: 1951 layup 2
laying on of hands
Date: 15th century the act of laying hands usually on a person's head to confer a spiritual blessing (as in Christian ordination, confirmation, or faith healing)
layman
noun Date: 15th century 1. a person who is not a member of the clergy 2. a person who does not belong to a particular profession or who is not expert in some field
layoff
noun Date: 1889 1. a period of inactivity or idleness 2. the act of laying off an employee or a workforce; also shutdown
layout
noun Date: 1852 1. the plan or design or arrangement of something laid out: as a. dummy 5b b. final arrangement of matter to be reproduced especially by printing 2. ...
layover
noun Date: 1873 stopover
laypeople
noun plural Date: 15th century laypersons
layperson
noun Date: 1972 a member of the laity
Laysan
geographical name island Hawaii in the Leewards NW of Niihau
Layton
geographical name city N Utah N of Salt Lake City population 58,474
layup
noun Date: 1925 1. the action of laying up or the condition of being laid up 2. a shot in basketball made from near the basket usually by playing the ball off the backboard
laywoman
noun Date: 1529 a woman who is a member of the laity
lazar
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin lazarus, from Late Latin Lazarus Date: 14th century a person afflicted with a repulsive disease; specifically leper
lazaret
noun see lazaretto
lazarette
noun see lazaretto
lazaretto
or lazaret; also lazarette noun (plural -rettos or -rets; also -rettes) Etymology: Italian lazzaretto, alteration of Nazaretto, quarantine station in Venice, from Santa Maria ...
Lazarist
noun Etymology: College of Saint Lazare, Paris, former home of the congregation Date: 1747 Vincentian 1
Lazarus
noun Etymology: Late Latin, from Greek Lazaros, from Hebrew El‘āzār Date: before 12th century 1. a brother of Mary and Martha raised by Jesus from the dead according to ...
laze
verb (lazed; lazing) Etymology: back-formation from lazy Date: circa 1592 intransitive verb to act or lie lazily ; idle transitive verb to pass (time) in idleness or ...
lazily
adverb see lazy I
laziness
noun see lazy I
Lazio
or Latium geographical name region central Italy bordering on Tyrrhenian Sea & traversed by the Tiber capital Rome population 5,170,672
lazulite
noun Etymology: German Lazulith, from Medieval Latin lazulum lapis lazuli Date: 1807 an often crystalline azure-blue mineral that is a hydrous phosphate of aluminum, iron, ...
lazy
I. adjective (lazier; -est) Etymology: perhaps from Middle Low German lasich feeble; akin to Middle High German erleswen to become weak Date: 1549 1. a. disinclined to ...
lazy eye
noun Date: 1939 amblyopia; also an eye affected with amblyopia
lazy Susan
noun Date: 1917 a revolving tray used for serving food, condiments, or relishes
lazy tongs
noun plural Date: 1836 a series of jointed and pivoted bars capable of great extension used to pick up or handle something at a distance
lazybones
noun plural but singular or plural in construction Date: 1592 a lazy person
lazyish
adjective see lazy I
lb
abbreviation Etymology: Latin libra pound
LB
abbreviation Labrador
LBO
abbreviation leveraged buyout
lc
abbreviation lowercase
LC
abbreviation 1. landing craft 2. left center 3. letter of credit 4. Library of Congress
LCD
I. noun Etymology: liquid crystal display Date: 1973 an electronic display (as of the time in a digital watch) that consists of segments of a liquid crystal whose ...
LCDR
abbreviation lieutenant commander
LCL
abbreviation less-than-carload lot
LCM
abbreviation 1. least common multiple; lowest common multiple 2. [New Latin legis comparativae magister] master of comparative law
LCpl
abbreviation lance corporal
LCS
abbreviation League Championship Series
ld
abbreviation 1. load 2. lord
LD
abbreviation 1. laser disc 2. learning disabled; learning disability 3. lethal dose 4. line of departure
LD50
noun Etymology: lethal dose Date: 1942 the amount of a toxic agent (as a poison, virus, or radiation) that is sufficient to kill 50 percent of a population of animals usually ...
LDC
abbreviation least developed country; less developed country
ldg
abbreviation 1. landing 2. loading
LDH
abbreviation lactate dehydrogenase; lactic dehydrogenase
LDL
noun Etymology: low-density lipoprotein Date: 1962 a lipoprotein of blood plasma that is composed of a moderate proportion of protein with little triglyceride and a high ...
ldr
abbreviation leader
LDS
abbreviation Latter-day Saints
LE
abbreviation leading edge
Le Bourget
geographical name commune N France, NE suburb of Paris
Le Brun
or Lebrun biographical name Charles 1619-1690 French painter
Le Calabrie
geographical name see Calabria 2
Le Carré
biographical name John 1931- pseudonym of David Cornwell English novelist
Le Corbusier
biographical name — see corbusier
le cœur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point
foreign term Etymology: French the heart has its reasons that reason knows nothing of
Le Duc Tho
biographical name 1911-1990 Vietnamese diplomat
Le Gallienne
I. biographical name Eva 1899-1991 American (English-born) actress II. biographical name Richard 1866-1947 English writer
Le Havre
or Havre or formerly Le Havre-de-Grâce geographical name city & port N France on English Channel on N side of Seine estuary population 197,219
Le Havre-de-Grâce
geographical name see Le Havre
Le Maine
geographical name — see Maine 2
Le Mans
geographical name city NW France on the Sarthe population 148,465
Le Moyne
biographical name Pierre — see Iberville
Le Puglie
geographical name see Puglia
le roi est mort, vive le roi
foreign term Etymology: French the king is dead, long live the king
le roi le veut
foreign term Etymology: French the king wills it
le roi s'avisera
foreign term Etymology: French the king will consider
le style, c'est l'homme
foreign term Etymology: French the style is the man
lea
I. noun or ley Etymology: Middle English leye, from Old English lēah; akin to Old High German lōh thicket, Latin lucus grove, lux light — more at light Date: before 12th ...
leach
I. variant of leech II. verb Etymology: leach vessel through which water is passed to extract lye Date: 1796 transitive verb 1. to dissolve out by the action of a ...
leachability
noun see leach II
leachable
adjective see leach II
leachate
noun Date: 1934 a solution or product obtained by leaching
leacher
noun see leach II
Leacock
biographical name Stephen Butler 1869-1944 Canadian economist & humorist
lead
I. verb (led; leading) Etymology: Middle English leden, from Old English lǣdan; akin to Old High German leiten to lead, Old English līthan to go Date: before 12th century ...
lead acetate
noun Date: 1866 an acetate of lead; especially a poisonous soluble salt PbC4H6O4•3H2O
lead arsenate
noun Date: circa 1903 an arsenate of lead: as a. an acid salt PbHAsO4 used especially as an insecticide b. a neutral salt Pb3(AsO4)2 used especially as an insecticide
lead azide
noun Date: 1918 a crystalline explosive compound Pb(N3)2 used as a detonating agent
lead carbonate
noun Date: 1869 a carbonate of lead; especially a poisonous basic salt Pb3(OH)2(CO3)2 used especially as a white pigment
lead chromate
noun Date: 1866 a chromate of lead; especially chrome yellow
lead dioxide
noun Date: 1863 a poisonous compound PbO2 used especially as an oxidizing agent and as an electrode in batteries
lead glass
noun Date: 1849 glass containing a high proportion of lead oxide and having extraordinary clarity and brilliance
lead line
noun Date: 15th century sounding line
lead monoxide
noun Date: 1869 a yellow to brownish-red poisonous compound PbO used in rubber manufacture and glassmaking
lead off
Date: 1806 intransitive verb begin; also to come on or perform first transitive verb 1. to make a start on ; open 2. to bat first for a baseball team in (an inning)
lead on
transitive verb Date: 1598 to entice or induce to adopt or continue in a course or belief especially when unwise or mistaken
lead one down the garden path
also lead one up the garden path phrasal hoodwink, deceive
lead one up the garden path
phrasal see lead one down the garden path
lead oxide
noun Date: 1868 any of several oxides of lead; especially lead monoxide
lead pencil
noun Date: 1688 a pencil using graphite as the marking material
lead poisoning
noun Date: circa 1842 chronic intoxication that is produced by the absorption of lead into the system and is characterized especially by fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, ...
lead sulfide
noun Date: 1869 an insoluble black compound PbS that occurs naturally as galena and is used in photoconductive cells
lead time
noun Date: 1944 the time between the beginning of a process or project and the appearance of its results
lead up
intransitive verb Date: 1861 1. to prepare the way 2. to make a gradual or indirect approach to a topic
lead-in
noun Date: 1913 something (as a television show or segment) that leads into something else • lead-in adjective
lead-pipe
adjective Date: 1894 certain, guaranteed
lead-up
noun Date: 1942 something that leads up to or prepares the way for something else
Leadbelly
biographical name — see Huddie Ledbetter
leaden
adjective Date: before 12th century 1. a. made of lead b. of the color of lead ; dull gray 2. a. oppressively heavy b. sluggish c. lacking spirit or ...
leadenly
adverb see leaden
leadenness
noun see leaden
leader
noun Date: 14th century 1. something that leads: as a. a primary or terminal shoot of a plant b. tendon, sinew c. plural dots or hyphens (as in an index) used to lead ...
leader of the opposition
Date: 1771 the principal member of the opposition party in a British legislative body who is given the status of a salaried government official and an important role in ...
leaderboard
noun Date: 1963 a large board for displaying the ranking of the leaders in a competitive event (as a golf tournament)
leaderless
adjective see leader
leadership
noun Date: 1821 1. the office or position of a leader 2. capacity to lead 3. the act or an instance of leading 4. leaders
leading
adjective Date: 1597 1. coming or ranking first ; foremost 2. exercising leadership 3. providing direction or guidance 4. given most prominent display
leading edge
noun Date: 1877 1. the forward part of something that moves or seems to move 2. the foremost edge of an airfoil 3. cutting edge • leading-edge adjective
leading lady
noun Date: 1860 an actress who plays the leading female role
leading light
noun Date: 1655 a prominent and influential member (as of a community or church)
leading man
noun Date: 1827 an actor who plays the leading male role
leading note
noun see leading tone
leading tone
noun Date: circa 1889 the seventh tone of a major or minor scale — called also leading note
leading-edge
adjective see leading edge
leadless
I. adjective see lead II II. adjective see lead IV
leadman
noun Date: 1939 a worker in charge of other workers
leadoff
noun Date: circa 1886 1. a beginning or leading action 2. one that leads off • leadoff adjective
leadplant
noun Date: circa 1833 a leguminous shrub (Amorpha canescens) of the western United States that has hoary pinnate leaves and bears dull-colored racemose flowers
leadscrew
noun Date: 1875 a threaded rod on which a mechanism travels and can be positioned precisely
leadsman
noun Date: circa 1841 a man who uses a sounding lead to determine depth of water
leadwork
noun Date: 1641 articles made of or work done in lead
leady
adjective (leadier; -est) Date: 14th century containing or resembling lead
leaf
I. noun (plural leaves; also leafs) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle English leef, from Old English lēaf; akin to Old High German loub leaf Date: before 12th ...
leaf bud
noun Date: 1664 a bud that develops into a leafy shoot and does not produce flowers
leaf butterfly
noun Date: 1882 any of a genus (Kallima) of nymphalid butterflies of southern Asia with wings resembling dried or dead leaves
leaf curl
noun Date: 1899 any of numerous plant diseases caused by ascomycetous fungi (genus Taphrina of the family Taphrinaceae) or viruses (especially genus Begomovirus of the family ...
leaf fat
noun Date: circa 1725 the fat that lines the abdominal cavity and encloses the kidneys; especially that of a hog used in the manufacture of lard
leaf lard
noun Date: circa 1847 high-quality lard made from leaf fat
leaf miner
noun Date: 1830 any of various small insects (as moths or dipteran flies) that in the larval stages burrow in and eat the parenchyma of leaves
leaf mold
noun Date: 1842 1. a compost or layer composed chiefly of decayed leaves 2. a mold or mildew that affects foliage
leaf roll
noun Date: 1916 any of various plant diseases characterized especially by an upward rolling of the leaf margins; especially a disease of the potato caused by a ...
leaf roller
noun Date: 1830 any of various lepidopterans whose larvae make a nest by rolling up plant leaves
leaf rust
noun Date: 1865 a rust disease of plants and especially of wheat that affects primarily the leaves
leaf scar
noun Date: 1835 the mark left on a stem after a leaf falls
leaf scorch
noun Date: 1906 any of various plant diseases or conditions characterized by a burned or scorched appearance of the foliage
leaf spot
noun Date: circa 1895 any of various plant diseases characterized by discolored often circular spots on the leaves
leaf spring
noun Date: circa 1893 a spring made of superposed strips or leaves
leaf trace
noun Etymology: 3trace Date: 1875 a trace associated with a leaf
leaf-cutter
noun Date: 1870 any of various chiefly tropical American ants (genus Atta) that cut and carry off the leaves of plants which they use in culturing fungi for food — called ...
leaf-cutting ant
noun see leaf-cutter
leafage
noun Date: 1599 1. foliage 2 2. the representation of leafage (as in architecture)
leafed
adjective Date: 1552 leaved
leafhopper
noun Date: 1841 any of a family (Cicadellidae) of small leaping homopterous insects that suck the juices of plants
leafless
adjective see leaf I
leaflet
I. noun Date: 1785 1. a. one of the divisions of a compound leaf b. a small or young foliage leaf 2. a leaflike organ or part 3. a usually folded printed sheet ...
leaflike
adjective see leaf I
leafstalk
noun Date: circa 1776 petiole
leafy
adjective (leafier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. a. furnished with or abounding in leaves b. having broad-bladed leaves c. consisting chiefly of leaves 2. ...
leafy liverwort
noun Date: 1922 any of an order (Jungermanniales) of usually epiphytic liverworts with a leafy gametophyte that has one ventral and two dorsal rows of leaves on the stem
leafy spurge
noun Date: circa 1889 a tall perennial Eurasian herb (Euphorbia esula) naturalized as a weed in the northern United States and Canada
league
I. noun Etymology: Middle English leuge, lege, from Late Latin leuga Date: 14th century 1. any of various units of distance from about 2.4 to 4.6 statute miles (3.9 to 7.4 ...
League City
geographical name city SE Texas population 45,444
leaguer
I. noun Etymology: Dutch leger; akin to Old High German legar bed — more at lair Date: 1537 1. a military camp 2. siege II. transitive verb Date: circa 1720 archaic ...
Leahy
biographical name William Daniel 1875-1959 American admiral
leak
I. verb Etymology: Middle English leken, liken, from or akin to Middle Dutch leken; akin to Old English hlec leaky, Old High German zelehhan, Old Norse leka to leak and probably ...
leakage
noun Date: 15th century 1. a. the act or process or an instance of leaking b. loss of electricity especially due to faulty insulation 2. something or the amount that ...
leaker
noun see leak I
Leakey
I. biographical name Louis Seymour Bazett 1903-1972 British paleontologist II. biographical name Mary Douglas 1913-1996 née Nicol; wife of preceding British paleontologist
leakily
adverb see leaky
leakiness
noun see leaky
leakproof
adjective see leak II
leaky
adjective (leakier; -est) Date: 15th century permitting fluid to leak in or out • leakily adverb • leakiness noun
leal
adjective Etymology: Middle English leel, from Anglo-French leal — more at loyal Date: 14th century chiefly Scottish loyal, true • leally adverb
leally
adverb see leal
Leamington
geographical name 1. town Canada in SE Ontario SE of Windsor population 27,138 2. (or Royal Leamington Spa) town S central England in Warwickshire population 44,989
Lean
biographical name Sir David 1908-1991 British film director
lean
I. verb (leaned; leaning) Etymology: Middle English lenen, from Old English hleonian; akin to Old High German hlinēn to lean, Greek klinein, Latin clinare Date: before 12th ...
lean on
phrasal to apply pressure to
lean over backward
phrasal see bend over backward I
lean-to
I. noun (plural lean-tos) Date: 15th century 1. a wing or extension of a building having a lean-to roof 2. a rough shed or shelter with a lean-to roof II. adjective Date: ...
Leander
noun Etymology: Latin, from Greek Leandros Date: 1513 a youth in Greek mythology who swims the Hellespont nightly to visit Hero and who ultimately drowns in one of the ...
leaning
noun Date: 15th century a definite but not decisive attraction or tendency — often used in plural Synonyms: leaning, propensity, proclivity, penchant mean a strong ...
leanly
adverb see lean III
leanness
noun see lean III
leant
chiefly British past of lean
leap
I. verb (leaped or leapt; leaping) Etymology: Middle English lepen, from Old English hlēapan; akin to Old High German hlouffan to run Date: before 12th century intransitive ...
leap second
noun Date: 1971 an intercalary second added to Coordinated Universal Time to compensate for the slowing of the earth's rotation and keep Coordinated Universal Time in ...
leap year
noun Date: 14th century 1. a year in the Gregorian calendar containing 366 days with February 29 as the extra day 2. an intercalary year in any calendar
leaper
noun see leap I
leapfrog
I. noun Date: 1599 a game in which one player bends down and is vaulted over by another player II. verb (leapfrogged; leapfrogging) Date: 1872 intransitive verb to leap ...
Lear
I. noun Date: 13th century a legendary king of Britain and hero of Shakespeare's tragedy King Lear II. biographical name Edward 1812-1888 English painter & nonsense poet
learn
verb (learned; learning) Etymology: Middle English lernen, from Old English leornian; akin to Old High German lernēn to learn, Old English last footprint, Latin lira furrow, ...
learnable
adjective see learn
learned
adjective Date: 14th century 1. characterized by or associated with learning ; erudite 2. acquired by learning • learnedly adverb • learnedness noun
learnedly
adverb see learned
learnedness
noun see learned
learner
noun see learn
learning
noun Date: before 12th century 1. the act or experience of one that learns 2. knowledge or skill acquired by instruction or study 3. modification of a behavioral tendency ...
learning curve
noun Date: 1922 1. a curve plotting performance against practice; especially one graphing decline in unit costs with cumulative output 2. the course of progress made in ...
learning disability
noun Date: 1966 any of various conditions (as dyslexia) that interfere with an individual's ability to learn and so result in impaired functioning in language, reasoning, or ...
learning disabled
adjective see learning disability
learnt
chiefly British past and past participle of learn
leary
variant of leery
leasable
adjective see lease II
lease
I. noun Etymology: Middle English les, from Anglo-French, from lesser Date: 14th century 1. a contract by which one conveys real estate, equipment, or facilities for a ...
leaseback
noun Date: 1947 the sale of property with the understanding that the seller can lease it from the new owner
leasehold
noun Date: 1710 1. a tenure by lease 2. property held by lease • leaseholder noun
leaseholder
noun see leasehold
leash
noun Etymology: Middle English lees, leshe, from Anglo-French *lesche, lesse, probably from lesser to leave, let go Date: 14th century 1. a. a line for leading or ...
leash law
noun Date: 1966 an ordinance requiring dogs to be restrained when not confined to their owner's property
leasing
noun Etymology: Middle English lesing, from Old English lēasung, from lēasian to lie, from lēas false Date: before 12th century archaic the act of lying; also lie, ...
least
I. adjective, superlative of (I)little Etymology: Middle English leest, from Old English lǣst, superlative of lǣssa less Date: before 12th century 1. lowest in importance ...
least common denominator
noun Date: 1851 the least common multiple of two or more denominators
least common multiple
noun Date: 1823 1. the smallest common multiple of two or more numbers 2. the common multiple of lowest degree of two or more polynomials
least of all
phrasal especially not
least squares
noun plural Date: 1825 a method of fitting a curve to a set of points representing statistical data in such a way that the sum of the squares of the distances of the points ...
least tern
noun Date: circa 1860 a very small black-capped tern (Sterna antillarum) with a white body and forehead that is found chiefly in coastal areas of eastern North America and ...
leastways
adverb Date: 14th century dialect at least
leastwise
adverb Date: 15th century at least
leather
I. noun Etymology: Middle English lether, from Old English lether-; akin to Old High German leder leather, Old Irish lethar Date: 13th century 1. animal skin dressed for use ...
leather-lunged
adjective Date: 1846 having an inordinately loud voice
leatherback
noun Date: circa 1855 the largest existing sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) distinguished by its flexible carapace composed of a mosaic of small bones embedded in a thick ...
leatherette
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: from Leatherette, a trademark Date: circa 1879 imitation leather
leatherleaf
noun Date: circa 1818 a temperate-zone bog shrub (Chamaedaphne calyculata) of the heath family with leathery evergreen leaves and small white cylindrical flowers
leatherlike
adjective see leather I
leathern
adjective Date: before 12th century made of, consisting of, or resembling leather
leatherneck
noun Etymology: from the leather collar formerly part of the uniform Date: circa 1914 a member of the United States Marine Corps
leatherwood
noun Date: 1743 1. a small eastern North American tree (Dirca palustris) of the mezereon family with pliant stems and yellow flowers 2. a small tree or shrub (Cyrilla ...
leatherwork
noun Date: 1855 work made of leather ; leather articles

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